Fog occurs often in winter and spring, when the land can be very cold and then warm, moist air moves over it. Because of this, it’s important to adjust your driving according to weather conditions. Explore tips for truckers driving in fog:
When you’re driving on a foggy day, it’s important to slow down. Even if you know the roads well, you should still reduce your speed to make sure you have proper time to stop if needed. A fully loaded tractor-trailer weighing 80,000 pounds traveling under ideal conditions at a speed of 65 miles per hour will take 525 feet to stop, which is almost the length of two football fields.
Use Low-Beam Headlights And Foglights
Turn on your lights even in daytime fog to make sure you can see and be seen by other vehicles.
Watch Out For Vehicles On The Side Of The Road
Make sure you aren’t just looking at the road ahead of you, but also to the side where vehicles could be pulled over on the shoulder.
Use Wipers And Defrosters
Turn on your wipers and defrosters as necessary to maximize your visibility. Turning the defrost vent on without heat or opening the windows is the fastest way to dissipate the fog on the window. You can also heat up the inside of the car by blowing warm air across the windshield using the defrost setting to evaporate the moisture.
Try Not To Change Lanes
It can be challenging to see vehicles coming up behind you in fog, so it’s a good idea to keep lane changing at a minimum.
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