Fog in UAE: Eight tips to drive safely

With the cooler months already taking over the UAE, it is wise for motorists to know and expect that roads will be fogged up particularly during the mornings.

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With the cooler months already taking over the UAE, it is wise for motorists to know and expect that roads will be fogged up particularly during the mornings.

Extra care must be taken since accidents see a sharp increase in likelihood with road visibility turned down a notch. To help you out with this, here are some handy tips to stay safe on the roads.

Know the weather

Before even setting off, make sure that you have an idea of the current weather conditions. If you’re on your way to work, give a call to your superiors to notify them that you’ll be coming late due to foggy roads.

Stay far from other vehicles than usual

One of the major causes of accidents in a fog are cars being close together. That being said, stay farther from other cars than usual and…

Drive SLOW

Don’t be in a rush to get out of the fog. If you’ve done point number one and called in to be late, then take your time through the traffic.

Use your car’s safety features

These include: Fog lights, driving lights, windshield wipers, hazard signals and car defroster. Keeping your windshield clean is imperative since fogs are known for blurring out windshields. Hazard signals and fog lights make sure other motorists see you and will know to stay within a safe distance.

AVOID wandering off your lane

Even if traffic is better on the other lane, try not to change lanes as you’ll never know if there’s a vehicle that is coming from behind. More info

By Keith Pereña/Dubai  khaleejtimes.com