Fog and the Professional Driver

Weather can be hazardous even for the professionals. Fog creates dangerous conditions and has been the cause of a number of accidents.

The greatest problem with fog is the visibility. Heavy fog is visibility below one quarter of a mile. If you must drive in fog, here are a few safety tips:

Slow down

Be cautious

Increase following distance

Turn on all your lights and use low beam headlights

Turn on your flashers to approaching vehicles a better chance to see you

Use windshield wipers and defroster as necessary

Be ready for emergency stops

Turn off cruise control

Use the right edge of the road

Listen for traffic you cannot see

Do not change lanes or try to pass other vehicles

Signal early when you plan to brake

If visibility gets too bad find a spot to stop preferably at a rest area

As the weather gets warmer people who spend a lot of time outdoors run the risk of suffering from more than just heat exhaustion. The sun’s rays are most intense and damaging during the summer months usually from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Take some steps to protect yourself from those UV rays that can cause various forms of skin cancer among other things. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

Protection for the face and other parts of the head can be as simple as wearing a hat.

Long-sleeved shirts and pants in lightweight, tightly woven fabrics provide both comfort and protection.

UV-absorbent sunglasses can help protect your eyes from sun damage.

Parts of the body that cannot be covered with clothing should be protected with sunscreen.

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