Tips For Safe Driving in Fog
In the winter months, it is not uncommon to encounter conditions in which cloud cover descends to ground level, resulting in extremely limited visibility and an associated increase in the risk of an accident. It is essential for you to take steps to drive safely in these conditions to protect yourself, but other drivers cannot always be counted on to act responsibly.
If you have suffered an injury in a wreck caused by a negligent driver who failed to adapt to the foggy conditions, the experienced legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. has the knowledge and the resources to help you seek the full amount of compensation to which you may be entitled. Contact our skilled Racine car accident attorneys at 800-242-2874 today to learn more about your legal options.
When in foggy conditions, the primary danger is from reduced visibility. To counteract this effect, follow these easy guidelines:
- Reduce your speed. Only travel at a speed that allows you to stop within your range of visibility. This will ensure that you have adequate time to respond to obstacles and dangers that may emerge from the fog.
- Keep your lights on. Using bright lights in fog causes the light to reflect back at the driver and reduces your own visibility even further, but it is just as important to be seen by other motorists as it is for you to see them. Most vehicles are equipped with low intensity fog lights that can be used in these situations. If your automobile does not have them, simply keep your low beams on.
By observing these guidelines you can dramatically reduce your risk of causing an accident. Regrettably, you are still vulnerable to the actions of other drivers, and accidents are a virtual certainty when they do not adjust to the demands of driving in the fog.
If you have suffered an injury at the hands of a negligent motorist, you are likely entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and other damages. Contact the experienced Racine car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874.