Safety First – Do’s and Don’t for driving during foggy weather

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Safety First – Do’s and Don’t for driving during foggy weather


Safety First – Do’s and Don’t for driving during foggy weather

Safe driving tips (source : GULF NEWS/Ministry of Interior UAE)

Dos:

  • Slow down gradually and drive at a speed that suits the conditions.
  • Use your low-beam headlights.
  • If you have fog lights, use them, in addition to low beams.
  • Be patient. Avoid passing, changing lanes and crossing traffic.
  • Use pavement markings to help guide you. Use the right edge of the road as a guide, rather than the centre line.
  • Increase your distance with the vehicle ahead.
  • Keep looking as far ahead as possible.
  • If the fog is too dense to continue, pull completely off the road and try to position your vehicle in a protected area from other traffic. Turn on the hazard lights.

Don’ts:

  • Don’t drive with your hazard lights continuously on and flashing.
  • Don’t stop on the road. You could become the first link in a chain-reaction collision.
  • Don’t speed up suddenly, even if the fog seems to be clearing.
  • Don’t speed up to pass a vehicle moving slowly.