Many areas around Puget Sound saw a lot of clouds and fog the past few weeks. Heavy fog can cut down on a driver’s visibility and create dangerous driving conditions.
It’s important to stay focused and use extra caution if you need to drive during heavy fog when the visibility is low.
Here are a few things to keep in mind before hitting the road:
- Use your low-beam headlights even during the day so other cars can see you. Use fog lights if you have them.
- Slow down and give yourself extra time to reach your destination.
- Leave plenty of space between you and the car in front of you.
- Use your windshield wipers to keep any extra moisture from forming, which can create glare
- In extreme dense fog where visibility is near zero, turn on your hazards, pull into a safe location, and park
And a bonus tip from Trooper Thorson:
“Please use your turn signals. Everyone really appreciates it, and it lets other drivers know when you’re going to turn,” he said.