When visibility turns bad – Do’s and Don’t

When visibility turns bad – Do’s and Don’t

Do’s

  • Slow down gradually and drive at the speed that suite the condition
  • Make sure the full lighting system of your vehicle is turn on
  • Be patient, avoid passing, changing lanes and crossing traffic
  • Increase your following distance, you will need extra distance to bake safely
  • Stay alert, keep looking as far as possible
  • Reduce distraction in your vehicle, your full attention is required
  • Keep your windows and mirror clean. Use defroster and wipes to maximize your vision
  • Try to get off the road when visibility is near zero, pull into a safe parking area where possible.

Don’t

  • Don’t stop on the travel portion of the road, you could be the first link to chain reaction collision
  • Don’t attempt to pass a vehicle moving slowly or speed up to get away from the vehicle following closely

REMEMBER

  • Watch your speed; you may be going faster than you think.
  • Leave a safe braking distance between you and the vehicle ahead
  • Stay alert, remain calm and patient
  • If visibility is decreasing rapidly, do not stop on the road. Look for an opportunity to pull off the road into a safe parking area and wait for conditions to improve
  • If you become stuck or stranded in a bad weather, stay in your vehicle for warmth and safety until help arrives. Slightly open a window for ventilation. Run your vehicle sparingly, use your emergency flasher.

NOTE: Before you drive, and during your trip, check weather forecast and road report. If there is a weather warning or report of poor visibility and driving condition, delay your trip until condition improve, if possible.

When visibility turns bad – Do’s and Don’t

 

Further reading

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