Attention, drivers: How to drive in fog?

14 November 2015 11:41  106109857 0110936
Attention, drivers: How to drive in fog?

Transcarpathia is the land of beautiful scenery and challenging landscapes. The mountain region presents not only enjoyment of the scenery, but also difficulties on the roads.

In addition to usual pits, those are mountain ascents and descents, narrow and winding roads, serpentines, and more. And in a late autumn and winter, there is also fog which is typical for many corners of the region. Rescuers offer tips for Transcarpathian drivers.

The State Emergencies Service of Ukraine Office in Transcarpathian region publishes its recommendations:

In addition to snowy and icy roads, drivers have another "enemy" during the cold season - the fog. In the mist, human eye loses its ability to accurately assess the distance, as all objects seem farther than they actually are. Most accidents in foggy weather happen due to this optical illusion, but also because of human negligence. To avoid the tragedy, it is worth remembering that in conditions of limited visibility neither driving experience, no car brand matters. The main thing here is the driver's responsibility, self-control and carefulness.

If the fog fell on roads, cancel the trip or postpone it indefinitely until the mist dissipates. When the trip is very important and you absolutely must go, follow a number of simple rules. Specifically, while warming up a car, turn on the windshield wipers - dirty windshield often adds up to the illusion of dense fog. In addition, avoid fogging of glasses. If it happens, turn on the heating and ventilation of the cabin.

During the trip, switch on the fog lights or, in their absence, low-beam headlamps (but by no means high-beam headlamps). Decrease the speed when in the fog - it should not exceed half the distance of visibility (eg, at visibility of 20 meters, speed must be no more than 10 km / h.). If the visibility is less than two meters, stop the car on the roadside and turn the emergency light alarm on.

When driving in foggy weather, keep a safe distance from other road users. Also forget about maneuvering, overtaking, passing. When there is an urgent need for such a maneuver, warn about your intentions in advance - by headlights or sound.

Driving in the fog quickly exhaust. At the first sign of fatigue, stop the car, close your eyes and rest. Continue driving only after good rest.

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