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How does fog affect a vehicle crash?

On Behalf of | Sep 2, 2022 | Car Accidents

When sharing the road with people around you, various weather patterns and storms may surround you.

One of the most common occurrences is fog that covers the area in front of you and prevents drivers from seeing further down the road. Some people may assume that fog is not a serious concern, which can then lead to them ramming into your car or sideswiping you in this weather.

Adjusting your speed

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, many unsafe drivers may attempt to drive just as fast as they do on a sunny day even when it is foggy. Whether they are rushing to get to work or some other place, their focus on their destination may lead to them underestimating how dangerous fog is.

Adjusting their speed to account for the distance they can see ahead of them is important for avoiding accidents and crashes. The more time people have to notice potential collisions, the more likely they can react appropriately.

Evaluating your surroundings

When a driver can only see several feet in front and in back of their car, they should approach each intersection and stop light with caution. Being more aware of other vehicles and following the road rules helps prevent a possible collision.

In particularly dense fog, people need to account for delays on roads. Feeling an overwhelming sense of road rage because of this delay can lead to aggressive driving and a possibility of an accident. When you are around people driving recklessly while it is foggy outside, you may struggle after a car crash.