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How to reduce the accident from driving into fog or smoke?

Driving through fog, smoke or a combination of the two can be dangerous for any driver.

Here are tips from ExxonMobil safety advisor follows:

  1. Slow down before you enter the patch of fog. You have more time to react to a dangerous situation if you’re going slower.
  2. Drive with your lights on low beam. High beams will only reflect back off the fog or smoke and impair visibility.
  3. Use your windshield wipers and defroster for maximum visibility.
  4. Turn off your radio, cellphone or any other distractions in your vehicle.Watch out for slow-moving and parked vehicles. Open your window to listen for traffic you cannot see.
  5. Use the right edge of the road or road markings as a guide.Avoid passing or changing lanes.
  6. Do not stop on a freeway or heavily traveled road. You could start a chain-reaction collision.
  7. If the fog or smoke becomes so thick that you cannot see, pull off the road as far as possible and stop. Turn on your emergency flashers. Move away from the vehicle.
  8. Report the hazard to the nearest Highway Police office so officials can warn other drivers.

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