Fog Driving Tips

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) - Chances are if you plan on driving during the next couple of days you will be driving through some sort of fog.

Driving through fog can be very dangerous, and there are a few things you should keep in mind. If you are driving through fog, make sure you have the low beams on. Make sure it’s your low beams and not just your daytime running lights. In cases of dense fog, your taillights should also be on. This is to make sure you are seen better for driving around you.

While it's critical to use your low beams, it's just as important to not use your high beams. Fog is a bunch of water droplets in the air, and when lights hit them, it will scatter the light and lower the visibility.

The next thing is to make sure you give yourself plenty of room. Here’s an example... We have two cars a tenth of a mile apart. That equals 528 feet. You’re going normal highway speed of 50 mph. That means 73 feet in one second and if the front car is stopped you only have 7 seconds to react. Normally it takes 125 feet to go from 50 to zero, so the takeaway is if you’re driving through fog, slow down.

One more tidbit to keep in mind is that fog is usually worse over bridges, and there are plenty of those across the Gulf Coast.

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