Driving in the Fog
Little foggy today? Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, I am
pretty used to it. Here are some great tips to help you out. Some
are my own, and a few came from the California Highway Patrol.
- The first rule is if you are having trouble seeing for any
reason you are allowed, and should, slow down. For some this is easier
said than done.
Drive with lights on low beam. High beams will reflect off
the fog, creating a "white wall" effect. You should still continue
to use your lights though to make yourself more visible to other motorists.
Enjoy the air and roll down your windows a little bit.
Why? So you can hear. When I drove a lot I used to do this on
sunny conditions. You have the edge when you can hear someone sneaking
up behind you on the right.
Don't drive until the fog is clear. How hard is
that? One hour can make the world of difference.
If you live in an area with lots of fog you may want to
invest in the yellow fog lights. The yellow light will also help in
Replace your windshield wipers every year. I scotch
guard mine periodically. Do not use rubbing alcohol.
Slow down, and don't use the car in front of you as a
guide. What if they drive off a cliff? Are you going to follow
Have a suggestion of your own? I would love to hear from
you, and more than willing to add it on the list. Let
me know! Monkey Meter, the original road rage traffic reporter!