Drivers need to take special care driving in the fog that blanketed our region Monday morning.
▪ Slow down. The state police recommend finding a safe place to park away from driving lanes if visibility is “severely limited.”
▪ Drive with headlights, but not brights. The high-beam lights bounce off the tiny water drops that make up fog, which spreads and reflects more light. Instead, use low-beam lights to be visible to other drivers.
▪ Stay focused.
According to the Federal Highway Administration, fog contributes to 1 percent of vehicle crashes, but 2 percent of weather-related crash deaths.