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Driving in Fog

Driving in fog can be extremely dangerous. Driving in fog at night is even more hazardous. If it is foggy outside consider postponing your trip untill it clears. Many freeway pileups occur during foggy conditions. Most are caused by drivers driving faster than their ability to recongnize and stop for traffic ahead.

Don't drive with high beams because the light will reflect back and cause glare. If you must drive in fog, then slow down and turn on your low-beam headlights.

The right edge of most roads is marked by white line called a "fog line". Use the fog line to guide you during foggy conditions and avoid being distracted by oncomming headlights The centerline doesn't show up as well in the fog and may not be clearly defined (ie. dashed line). Be sure to use your defroster and wipers to keep your windsheild as clear as possible and reduce your speed to a point where you can avoid stopped traffic ahead. If the fog greatly reduces your visibility, pull over and wait it out. Be sure to get as far away from traffic as you can, such as at a rest area or parking lot.