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Driving in Foggy Conditions

Especially during cooler seasons, drivers may find themselves faced with foggy conditions. Driving in fog can be one of the most dangerous situations a driver will face. Those who do not follow proper safety procedures may find themselves involved in an otherwise preventable accident. All drivers should familiarize themselves with safe driving tips in fog to prevent accidents on the road.

Drive slowly. As in all inclement weather conditions, slowing down is the most important precaution that any driver can take. Fog can create extremely low-visibility situations, and by the time a driver recognizes an obstacle, it may be too late to brake properly and stop completely. In addition, studies show that drivers inadvertently speed up when visibility is low because the fog creates the illusion of slow motion.

Use your low beam lights. Some drivers do not use their lights during foggy conditions because they feel that lights do not help illuminate the road through the fog. However, lights help other drivers see you, which is important to help prevent accidents. Drivers who do not use their lights in fog run the risk of a collision with another vehicle. However, drivers should use low beams, never high beams or brights. High beams can reflect most of the light back at the vehicle, decreasing visibility even more.

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Every driver has a responsibility for the safety of everyone on the road, and therefore it is important for drivers to familiarize themselves with safety measures for driving in all conditions. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the responsible party to cover your financial, medical, and personal losses. Contact the Wisconsin car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to speak with a qualified attorney.

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