What are some driving safety tips to remember while traveling in foggy weather conditions?
- Drive with lights on low beam.
- Keep your windshield and headlights clean.
- When visibility is low, drive slow.
- Do not slam on your brakes.
- Watch out for slow-moving and parked vehicles.
- Listen for traffic that you cannot see.
- Open your window a little, which will allow you to hear audio cues like breaking noises, which can alert you of an imminent accident.
- Reduce distractions in your vehicle. Turn off your radio and put away your cell phone.
- Use wipers and defrosters for maximum visibility.
- Use the right edge of the road or painted markings on the side of the road as your guide.
- Be patient with other drivers and yourself.
- Avoid passing cars or changing lanes.
- Signal turns well in advance and give yourself plenty of time to brake before approaching a stop.
- If you have no visibility, pull off to the side of the road and turn on your hazard lights.
- Do not stop on a freeway or heavily traveled road.
What types of injuries typically result from fog-related car accidents?
- Broken bones
- Herniated discs
- Skull fractures
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Nerve and spinal damage
When are foggy road conditions considered to be most prevalent in Central Florida?
Foggy road conditions are considered to be most prevalent during the cooler months of October through February in Central Florida.
What is “super fog”?
Super fog is a combination of smoke and early morning water vapor that produces zero visibility over roadways. It is something every Floridian should know about. Our state’s record-high temperatures combined with wild fires create conditions favorable to this deadly driving condition. Smoke and ash from wild fires mixed with water droplets in the atmosphere create a solid wall, reducing driving visibility to zero. What’s worse, Florida weather forecasters have a hard time predicting this because of the changing wind conditions.
Use Caution When Driving in Foggy Conditions
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash due to foggy weather conditions, it is important that you contact an experienced Orlando car accident attorney, immediately. The insurance company will not automatically pay you the settlement you deserve. At the law office of Michael T. Gibson, our dedicated team of attorneys will fight on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve to cover your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, etc. following your car accident.