November 2, 2015

Foggy Driving

Across the UK, people are being faced with foggy conditions. Disruption has been caused on roads and motorways, and some airports have even had to cancel flights.

The following are Britannia’s tips for driving in the fog:

– Use dipped headlights at all times along with wipers and demisters.

– Beware of other drivers not using headlights.

– Familiarise yourself with your front and rear fog lights, know how to switch them on an off, and use them when appropriate.

– Tailing someone’s rear lights can give a false sense of security and is dangerous.

– Only drive as fast as conditions allow and maintain a greater distance between you and the car in front. Follow a three-second rule.

– Be able to stop within the distance you can see clearly – this is particularly important on motorways and dual carriageways, as vehicles are travelling faster.

– If the road has street lights on, then you probably don’t need your fog lights on.

– Don’t accelerate to get away from a vehicle that is too close behind you.

– Check your mirrors before you slow down.

– At a junction with limited visibility, stop, wind down the window, and listen for traffic. When you are sure it is safe to emerge, do so positively and do not hesitate in a position that puts you directly in the path of approaching vehicles.

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