Driving during fog
Start little early. This can help avoid delays due to fog.
Be patient and calm. Familiarize yourself with the vehicle. Know the position of
all switches before you start driving.
Drive at low speeds and watch your speedometer. Maintain safe distance from other
vehicles. Maintain greater distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead.
Do not accelerate to get away from a vehicle that is too close behind you.
Drive with lights on low beam. High beams direct light up into the fog, making it
difficult for you to see.
Dipped headlights direct light down onto the road and help other drivers see you.
Use fog lights.
Listen for traffic you cannot see. Beware of other cars, and drivers not using headlights.
Open your window a little, to hear better.
Use wipers and demisters necessary for maximum visibility. Use painted road markings
as a guide. If your car breaks down, park your car on the farthest corner of the
road. Switch on your hazard warning lights. Place a reflective warning triangle
at a safe distance. Watch out for traffic that might not be able to spot you.
If your car breaks down:
•Park your car on the farthest corner of
• Switch on your hazard warning lights.
• Place a reflective warning triangle at
a safe distance.
• Watch out for traffic that might not
be able to spot you.