TxDOT shares tips for driving in fog

File image: Fog in Houston

February 24, 2014 3:18:30 AM PST
Given the foggy weather Houston has experienced recently, the Texas Department of Transportation wants to remind you about driving safety.

TxDOT is launching a new "Drive to Conditions" campaign designed to encourage to adapt their driving behaviors to the various traffic, road construction and weather conditions they may encounter on the state's more than 79,000 miles of roadways.

Remember to listen to weather forecasts and check Texas highway conditions before starting any trip.

In addition, wearing a seatbelt is one of the best steps drivers and passengers can take to protect themselves in any driving conditions.

Tips for Driving in Fog:

  • Slow down and do not drive faster than your field of vision. Use windshield wipers and defroster as necessary to maximize visibility.
  • Increase following distance to ensure enough reaction time and stopping distance. When you use your brakes, don't stop suddenly.
  • Turn on your lights, including your hazard lights. Use low beam headlights and fog lights if you have them. Do not use high beams.
  • Use the right edge of the road or roadside reflectors as a guide. If you cannot see, pull completely off the road -- preferably at a rest area or truck stop -- and turn on your hazard flashers immediately.

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