Fog creates dangerous driving conditions by reducing visibility. Your local National Weather Service office will issue an advisory when fog reduces visibility. Train your employees on driving in poor weather conditions as part of their occupational driving safety program. Follow our tips to stay safe when driving in foggy conditions.
1Wait it out
If possible, don’t drive until the fog lifts – usually by late morning or afternoon.
2Light the way
Use fog lights and low-beam headlights. Do not use high beams. Use the right edge of the road or roadside reflectors as a visual guide. Turn on your vehicle’s hazard lights so it is easier for other vehicles to see you.
Reduce your speed and allow plenty of reaction time and stopping distance around you. Don’t forget to use your windshield wipers and defroster to maximize visibility.
Be ready for other vehicles’ emergency stops and watch out for slow-moving and parked vehicles. Do not use cruise control in foggy conditions so you have better control of your vehicle.
If you change lanes, signal early. If you cannot see, pull completely off the road and park your vehicle, preferably at a rest area. Turn on only your hazard lights and set the emergency brake.