Tips for Driving in Foggy Weather

car in fog - Springfield, MO
Cautious driving is key when it’s foggy.

Fall can be a foggy time of year, and with school back in session, it’s more important than ever to make sure we’re driving safely so we don’t run into anyone because we can’t see them. Follow these safety tips for driving in fog.

When you drive in fog, don’t ever turn your brights on. Regular lights are fine, and you’ll need them to be able to see especially if it’s foggy and dark, but high beams reflect on the water in the air and actually make it harder for you to see. If you have fog lights, use them!

Go very slow when driving in fog. Depending on how thick it is, you might not even be able to see cars a few feet in front of you. When you’re driving on side roads, especially near schools, and the visibility is low, go slow enough that there’s no chance of hitting something in front of you and not being able to stop immediately.

When you’re driving in fog, get rid of other distractions. Put your phone away and turn down the radio. Just focus on the road. If visibility is too low to see well, try rolling your windows down so you can hear how traffic is moving around you.

It may help to use the white line on the right side of the road as a guide. Don’t use the middle dash lines, it’ll just pull you closer to other drivers who can’t see well.