Even though we make our commute every day, getting home can be dangerous. It gets even worse when there’s bad weather out on the roads. To avoid making your auto insurance rates go up, here are some tips for driving safely in foggy conditions.
During normal conditions, you should stick to the speed limit. But when it’s foggy, you need to go more slowly. Auto insurance rates will go up in the event of a crash or an accident, and fog can make it more likely for a crash to happen. You’ll also need to make sure you build in more time to get to where you are going.
Use Fog Lights
Next, use your headlights. It’s tempting to use your high beams to punch through the fog, but avoid following through on this temptation. The beams will just shine back and blind you, or they will affect other drivers who are out on the road. This is due to the glare, so it’s better to use fog lights since those lights will shine closer to the road’s surface instead.
Look at the Road
Driving in the fog is difficult, but if you do it in the daytime, at least you have some sunlight to help you see. When you’re driving at night, it’ll be even harder to see. That’s why when there’s fog, you need to look at the road. That way you can be sure that you’re still in your lane and you won’t be in danger of hitting other cars, pedestrians, safety railings, or deer. Also, while you need to look at the road, avert your eyes from other headlights; that way, they don’t shine in your eyes. Those headlights can distract you, as can other cars. Be careful when driving in the fog around other cars, and stop if you need to avoid an impact.
In some cases, you might have to pull over. Stop on the side of the road and switch on your hazard lights so that other drivers can see that you have stopped. Find somewhere safe to wait for the fog to lift.
Get in Touch with Wachter Insurance
Whether you need homeowners’ insurance or auto insurance, our team at Wachter Insurance Agency, Inc. is here to help. We offer our clients competitive rates, professional customer service, and a huge range of policies to choose from for your needs. We have been serving Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia since 1969 and we would love to help keep your home and family safe every day of the year. For more information, call us at (301) 371-6335 or visit us online. For more blogs like these, follow us on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.