Here is another great share from the DVSA’s email alerts bringing you the HighWay code. This one is about driving in fog.
The Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales and is essential reading for everyone.
When driving in fog you should
- use your lights as required (see Rule 226)
- keep a safe distance behind the vehicle in front. Rear lights can give a false sense of security
- be able to pull up well within the distance you can see clearly. This is particularly important on motorways and dual carriageways, as vehicles are travelling faster use your windscreen wipers and demisters
- beware of other drivers not using headlights
- not accelerate to get away from a vehicle which is too close behind you
- check your mirrors before you slow down. Then use your brakes so that your brake lights warn drivers behind you that you are slowing down
- stop in the correct position at a junction with limited visibility and listen for traffic. When you are sure it is safe to emerge, do so positively and do not hesitate in a position that puts you directly in the path of approaching vehicles.
Portsmouth suffers from fog and low cloud and is something that we cover when doing our driving lessons in Portsmouth. Its something as a driving instructor Portsmouth that we want to make sure that are learner drivers get a good understanding of how to handle these conditions.