x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Tips for driving in fog

The Ministry of Interior suggests drivers check weather forecasts and road reports before and during their trips. The following are tips for those who cannot wait until the fog passes.

The Ministry of Interior suggests drivers check weather forecasts and road reports before and during their trips. The following are tips for those who cannot wait until the fog passes. DO Slow down gradually and drive at a speed that suits the conditions. Use low-beam headlights and fog lights. Avoid passing, changing lanes and crossing traffic. Use the right edge of the road as a guide, rather than the centre line.

Use extra following distance to brake safely. Reduce in-vehicle distractions. If the fog is too dense to continue, pull completely off the road, preferably to an area protected from other traffic, and turn on emergency flashers. DON'T Stop on the travelled portion of the road. Speed up suddenly, even if the fog seems to be clearing. Speed up to pass a vehicle moving slowly or to get away from a vehicle that is following too closely.