AAA Mid-Atlantic urges drivers to be cautious during a dense fog advisory


WASHINGTON (WDVM) — AAA Mid-Atlantic Region is encouraging drivers to exercise caution when traveling on roads during a dense fog advisory.

Parts of our area are experiencing a dense fog advisory and AAA says, “driving in fog can feel like driving while wearing a blindfold.”

Objects, such as other vehicles, or traffic signals, may not be visible until the last moment – sometimes too late to take proper corrective action.

The two most important safety measures when driving in fog are to slow down and turn on your low-beam headlights, said Ragina C. Ali, Public and Government affairs manager at AAA Mid-Atlantic.

Additional tips for driving in fog from AAA Mid-Atlantic:

  • Use your windshield wipers to increase your visibility and reduce glare from oncoming vehicles.
  • If your vehicle is equipped with daytime running lights (DRLs), you may need to manually turn on your headlights, so your tail lights will also be illuminated.
  • Avoid sudden stops – and remember that larger vehicles need more distance to slow down or stop.
  • If you must stop, steer off the roadway as far as safely possible.
  • In severe fog, emergency flashers may help increase you visibility to other drivers. (Check state laws regarding use of flashers while moving.)

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