Safety Tip: Driving in Thick Fog
VIDEO: How to Drive in Dense Fog
It’s nerve-racking when you drive into dense fog. It can feel like you’re trying to drive with a pillowcase over your head. You just can’t discern objects until you’re very close.
Here’s some advice from AAA on how to deal with fog conditions:
- Slow down and turn on your low-beam headlights. By reducing speed, you increase available reaction time. And driving with your low-beam headlights on helps you to see the roadway more clearly and increases your visibility.
- Use your windshield wipers to increase your visibility and reduce glare from oncoming vehicles.
- If your vehicle is equipped with daytime running lights (DRLs), you may need to manually turn on your headlights so your taillights will also be illuminated.
- Avoid sudden stops — and remember that larger vehicles need more distance to slow down or stop.
- If you must stop, steer off the roadway as far as safely possible.
- In severe fog, emergency flashers may help increase your visibility to other drivers. However, some states prohibit the use of flashers while the vehicle is moving.
To watch a video with more advice from Ford Vehicles, click on the photo or link below the headline.