How to Stay Safe During Foggy and Snowy Situations

When driving, you should use common sense. As an example, we shouldn’t drive on the white line and we shouldn’t drive literally on top of the other car’s tail lights. We should also check what the person that comes from the other way is doing. White line is used to separate the traffic and we shouldn’t drive on it at all times. While driving on the motorway, we should use the slower lanes at all times; Reckless driving on the faster lanes of the motorways could cause immediate pile ups. We should keep keep windshield and windows perfectly clean with the right cleaning method and supplies. Fogs may appear out of nowhere, so it’s important to make sure that we are careful when seeing the fog warning signs, especially in mountainous areas.

In order to avoid any unwanted circumstances, we should park off the road. When emerging and entering the road, we should open the windows; especially if the windows are covered with dripping water. When we are on the road, it is important that we understand any meaning of the road markings. They provide us with the necessary information to keep us alive. When it’s raining or when it is foggy, we should be vigilant and keep our eyes moving to see any incoming object. The best place to enjoy the foggy scenery is from a porch, not from inside the car. Snow and ice could also be quite troublesome during driving. Before the winter arrives, we should be aware of any liquid inside the car that can freeze overnight.

Add anti-freeze formula that is designed specifically for a liquid in our car will work quite well. The coolant should have enough anti-freeze formula that we can immediately warm up the car and drive it. We may also use thermally non-conductive car cover, so it won’t be directly exposed to snow and cold wind. The cover should be placed immediately, while the car engine and passengers compartment are still warm. We should also add anti-freeze solution to the washer bottle for the windscreen. We should be aware that when the road surface is covered with ice and slippy, the stopping distance could increase by up to ten times. During a long trip, we should bring the non-conductive car cover, as well as enough blanket, food and water for everyone, in case we are trapped.

We may also bring a couple of old, rough sacks that can be put under the wheel to get additional traction if we get stuck. Running our of fuel is more hazardous during the winter. So, we should refill the tank when it reaches mid-level. In order to avoid digging four holes under our tires, we should change to the higher gear as sson as possible. On icy road, it is important to use brake as little as possible, even if we have winter tires or chains wrapped around them. If we feel that the car starts to slide, we shouldn’t react too harshly. Make small adjustments and see how our car will respond. Again, it is much better if drive slowly.

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