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Tips for Driving in Reduced Visibility Conditions

May 20, 2009

Driving is always more difficult in reduced-visibility conditions. That includes twilight, darkness, rain, snow, fog, smoke and bright sunshine. Here are some tips from the Weather Channel, compiled from advice from the National Weather Service and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. You may want to pass these tips along to your fleet drivers. 

-- Drive slowly enough to maintain a safe stopping distance.

-- Don't slow down so much that you become a risk to other drivers.

-- Be aware that in reduced visibility conditions, drivers tend to follow the tail lights of vehicles in front of them.

-- If you must pull off of the road, pull as far off of the road as possible, turn off your headlights, take your foot off of the brake pedal, and turn on your hazard lights.

-- Make sure you always have a pair of sunglasses in your vehicle in case of bright sunlight.

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