As fog is one of the worst parts of the autumn that has suddenly descended upon us, this week Acklam Car Centre reveals five tips for driving with limited visibility.
Autumn Means Foggy Roads for Drivers
Through our role as a family-owned North East-based provider of first rate second hand cars, Acklam Car Centre has seen what autumn means for drivers.
Generally, it’s fairly benign .We’re not in winter yet, so the really atrocious weather that makes driving particularly hard hasn’t set in yet. However, one frustrating weather trait of autumn is fog, which can make it literally impossible to see the road in front of you, as you are driving.
Use These Five Tips to Drive with Limited Visibility
Which is why it’s more important than ever that you learn how to drive with limited visibility. Do so by using the following five tips from Acklam Car Centre…
- Use Your Lights: Driving through fog is no time to skimp on lighting. Turn your lights up for as much visibility as humanly possible, to light your way along foggy roads.
- Drive Slowly: Even with your lights turned up, there’s only so much you can see when the fog sets in. Therefore, you never really know what’s ahead of you, which is why it’s vital you drive slowly. That way, if you encounter something unexpected, you will be able to manoeuvre without causing any accidents.
- Constantly Check Your Mirrors: When driving you always need to see what’s behind you, but checking your mirrors becomes even more important when driving with limited visibility. Fog means that you can’t see approaching cars as easily, so you need to check mirrors more often to cut down the possibility of causing any accidents.
- Keep a Safe Distance: If you’re driving through fog, it’s hard to see long distance, meaning it’s harder to spot any issues that might occur later up the road. Therefore, you always need to keep a safe distance from the cars in front and behind you, so you have more room to work with should you come across a problem you couldn’t possibly see coming.
- Use Your Sense of Hearing: Without your sight, you need to find other ways to make sure you know what’s happening on the road. By listening to what’s going on, you can compensate for your sight, so that there is less risk of causing an accident.
Stay Safe on the Road
Ideally, you shouldn’t be taking to the road when a fog has descended, as the limited visibility means you are more likely to cause an accident. However, sometimes you have to, and when you do, you should always use these five tips from Acklam Car Centre to make sure you stay safe on the road.