Friday, 7 March 2008

Driving tips for foggy weather

Driving tips for foggy weather

By Alia Al Theeb, Staff Reporter, GULF NEWS Published: March 11, 2008, 16:35

Here are a few driving tips that everyone should follow to avoid accidents in this foggy weather:

* Ask yourself if your journey is really necessary before driving in thick fog.

* Avoid travelling in a car if you can.

* Make sure the headlights and the front windows of the car are clean before starting the journey.

* Reduce speed, leave enough space between vehicles and avoid overtaking.

* Do not change lanes unless necessary.

* Turn on headlights (but low beams only).

* Avoid turning on hazard lights, except in emergency cases. Using hazard lights all the time prevents a motorist from alerting other motorists to an emergency.

* Turn on the appropriate fog lights when driving.

* Make sure the window wipers work properly to constantly clean the window and have clear visibility.

* Be aware at all times for danger such as a vehicle suddenly braking in the front or another vehicle entering from a side entrance. This means not using mobile phones when driving, for example.

* Allow more time to complete a journey, especially during low visibility.

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