Fog Advisory

Foggy days may be expected ahead. It is advised that motorists observe certain precautions to avoid accidents and related injuries. Motorists are advised to take following measures to avoid mishaps due to fog:-

DOs :
1. Before you drive -- and during your trip – check weather forecasts.
2. If there is a fog warning, delay your trip until it clears.
3. If you are caught driving in fog, follow these safe-driving tips.
4. Slow down gradually and drive at a speed that suits the conditions.
5. Make sure the full lighting system of your vehicle is turned on.
6. Use your low –beam headlights, High beams reflect off the moisture droplets in the fog, making it harder to see.
7. If you have fog lights on your vehicle, use them, in addition to your low-beams.
8. Be patient, Avoid passing, changing lanes and crossing traffic.
9. Use pavement marking to help guide you. Use the right edge of the road as a guide, rather than the centre line.
10. Increase your following distance. You will need extra distance to brake safely
11. Look and listen for any hazard that may be ahead.
12. Reduce the distractions in your vehicle. For example, turn off your cell phones and music your full attention is required.
13. Watch for any electronically operated warning signs.
14. Keep looking ahead as far as possible.
15. Keep your windows and mirrors clean. Use your defroster and wipers to maximize your vision.
16. If the fog is too dense to continue, pull completely off the road and try to position your vehicle in a safe parking area. Turn on your emergency flashers, in addition to keeping on your low-beam headlights.

DON’Ts :
1. Don’t stop on the travelled portion of the road. You could become the first link in a chain-reaction collision.
2. Don’t speed up suddenly, even if the fog seems to be clearing. You could find yourself suddenly back in fog.
3. Don’t speed up to pass a vehicle moving slowly or to get away from a vehicle that is following too closely.
4. Do not overdrive your headlights more  

Keep the car heating system checked . Make sure your car wipers are replaced and not leaving those tiny droplets to obstruct the view. If you are taking cabs early morning or late nights, double check these 2 things and most importantly the driving skills of the drivers. Many cab drivers wants to finish the routes as fast as they can at the cost of your own life. more  
Capt. Rohit is quite right. Ms Radha Puri hould have written this in the "Dont,s" list. ---- DO NOT USE EMERGENCY BLINKERS. This is wrong. Emergency blinkers should be used only when vehicle is stationery due to any emergency. But most drivers do not know this. They keep their blinkers "ON", if their is heavy rain or low visibility - This is wrong. more  
Emergency flashers, as the name suggests are only for emergency or when the car is parked. It's disorienting if you drive behind a vehicle with blinkers on... more  
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