Here at ACC UK Ltd, we like to bring you handy hints and tips on how to maintain your Volvo or Toyota and how to save money on your annual car running costs. We also like to keep you informed of changes to laws relating to driving and car ownership.
The blog this week is about driving safely in foggy conditions. Now we are in winter there is a high chance that you will experience fog in the morning and in the evenings. Driving in the fog can be quite scary and dense fog can be particularly hazardous so we have put together some tips to safely manoeuvre your Volvo or Toyota and get you safely to your destination. Read below to find out our tips:
Always use your headlights when it is foggy as it will help you see ahead and you will be seen more easily by other road users. Also put on your rear fog lights to help those behind you see you. However, you must really need to use your fog lights to put them on – they are very bright and can obscure your indicators and brake lights so only use them when necessary. Driving with your fog lights on when they are not required can land you in trouble – you risk a £30 fine but no penalty points. Rule 236 of the Highway Code states "You MUST NOT use front or rear fog lights unless visibility is seriously reduced as they dazzle other road users and can obscure your brake lights. You MUST switch them off when visibility improves."
Interestingly fog lights are not a legal requirement on vehicles, meaning you don't have to use fog lights when visibility worsens. DO NOT use your full beam – this will not help you to see better, it will REDUCE your visibility as the fog will normally reflect the light! Adapt your driving to the road conditions – less haste! Make sure that you have de misted your windscreen and slow down –get home safe and sound!
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