Difficult driving conditions are known to drastically increase the chances of an accident. Therefore, it is important to be well-adapted to various weather-related circumstances and know how to best handle driving in them. Fog is particularly dangerous to drive in and is fairly common in Florida, so knowing how to mitigate this will help you make the roads safer.
The most important thing one can do while driving in fog is to slow down. Even normal speeds can be dangerous during fog due to the limited visibility. Driving at a slower pace will give you more time to react and lessen damages should an accident occur. If the fog is severe enough, there is no shame in pulling over, to a safe area, and waiting for conditions to improve.
Secondly, always turn your headlights on while driving in fog. This may not increase your visibility by too much, but it will make you much more visible to other drivers. That being said, never use the high-beam headlights, as they can potentially blind other drivers and drastically increase the risk of an accident.
Finally, remember to stay focused on the road. This may sound obvious and is of course good advice for driving under any conditions, but in fog specifically, attention is of the utmost importance. If it is tolerable, roll the windows down to allow you to hear traffic more. This is notable because it helps to hear better when sight is lessened.
If you or someone you know is injured in a car accident, in fog or otherwise, call the Franco Law Firm and we can help you through your personal injury case. To learn more, contact us at (813) 872-0929.