September has hit us, and fall is coming. And with fall comes gray, foggy weather. Navigating fog can be tricky, especially if you’re a new student driver and you’re driving yourself through bumper-to-bumper traffic to school in the mornings. To help you out, Mountaineer Ford has some tips for driving in fog.
First, you’ll want to turn your headlights on. Avoid driving with your high beams on unless you’re driving in a rural area without much traffic, because it can affect the sight of people coming toward you in the opposite lane. If you have fog lights, turn those on too!
Foggy weather can make things damp, so drive slowly and cautiously, like you would in rainy weather. Until things are clear, don’t speed up unnecessarily. According to drive-safely.net, foggy weather creates an illusion that we’re driving more slowly than we are since we can’t clearly see scenery passing, so we speed up without thinking about it. Keep an eye on the speedometer, give yourself plenty of time to stop, and stay as far away from other vehicles as you can manage.
Remember: drive safely at all times! If you want to get a tune up before the cold weather moves in, come on over!