Living in Memphis, I’ve found that driving in the fog is a part of life, especially early in the morning. And as a car accident lawyer, I also know how dangerous it can be.
Here are a few ways to stay safe when you have to commute on a foggy day:
1. Slow down. Go as slowly as you need to in order to see the road ahead. Any car behind you can get over it. Remember, they’re not the ones having to see into the distance — they’re often trusting your lights to guide them.
2. Use your low-beam headlights. If you set your lights as bright as you can, the light can actually reflect off the fog and back at you. Keep your low lights on, and don’t use the brights.
3. Don’t stop on the road. If you can’t see well enough to drive, keep in mind other people behind you are probably in the same situation. Find a safe place to pull over, so you don’t confuse or get in the way of the cars behind you.
4. If you do pull over to stop, turn off your lights. Keeping your lights on can make other drivers think you’re in a driving lane when you’re not, which can lead to a rear-end car accident.
Sometimes fog is unavoidable, and you can’t control how other drivers will react to it. But by taking the right precautions, you can protect yourself and your family and make the road a little safer for everyone.
Remember, if you’re ever in an accident, our Memphis car accident lawyers can help.
Give us a call at 901-327-1212 to discuss your situation for free, or just contact us online any time.