|These two images, taken at the same location clearly shows the reduced visibility the fog has. Although not thick fog, you can clearly see the cream building ahead in the right hand picture, but not in the left.|
|Remember the Sheppey Crossing incident |
last year? 130 vehicle pileup happened
in the fog. But was it solely the fault of
- When in traffic consider turning off rear fog lights. They are designed to improve your visibility to other road users and continual exposure at close range may dazzle the driver behind and mask your brake lights (thereby potentially causing a rear end shunt).
- Do not keep turning them on and off when going through patchy fog - make a decision and stick to it. Flickering lights will be more of a distraction to following cars than the potential dazzle.
- Only use fog lights if visibility is below the recommended 100m and, when they are used, slow down as well.
Post written by Neil Lakeland, Observer with the Mid-Kent Group of Advanced Motorists.
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