Tacoma residents know the city is prone to morning fog especially during the fall season. This poses a serious safety hazard. Nevertheless, life goes on and you still need to commute. Here are three tips for driving safely in foggy weather.
1. Create More Distance
The general rule is to maintain a two-second distance between you and the driver ahead of you. This applies to clear road conditions. If you can make out the vehicle in front, increase the distance to four or even six seconds. Even in deep fog, you should be able to see the taillights.
2. Do NOT Use the High Beams
Conventional wisdom is to switch to the high beams under poor visibility. We do not recommend this for dense fog. High beam lights reflect off the fog and can make visibility worse.