Staying Safe When Driving in the Fog

February 17, 2019 in Articles | MARTIN WREN, P.C. | LEAVE A COMMENT

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At MartinWren, our car accident lawyer recognizes the importance of driving safely in order to avoid car accidents as much as possible. When driving with safety in mind, drivers can minimize the risk of suffering a serious injury. Though you cannot control the actions of other drivers, it is often possible to reduce the likelihood of colliding with a negligent driver by following certain safety guidelines. Below are some tips to help you stay as safe as possible. If a careless or negligent driver injures you in a collision, contact our car accident lawyer at MartinWren who has an outstanding record of recovering damages on behalf of victims.

Here are several tips for staying safe when driving in foggy conditions:

  •         Fog Lights. Foggy road conditions impairs visibility, and as a response, many drivers attempt to overcome this by using their high-beams. In actuality, the light from high-beams bounces off the fog back at the driver, further impairing their ability to see. For some, the solution is to purchase and install fog lights. They are available for all types of vehicles, even boats. As our car accident lawyer at MartinWren might tell you, if visibility is that much of an issue, avoid driving until conditions improve. After all, even if fog lights provide marginal visibility, the driver coming toward you may have even less than that, and a head-on collision is often fatal for those involved.
  •         Brake lights. For the same reason that fog lights are essential, having working brake lights is also important so that the vehicles behind you can see you as soon as possible. Without brake lights, foggy conditions put you at risk for being rear ended by another vehicle. Even low speed rear end collisions can result in significant injuries and the need to hire a car accident lawyer to recover one’s damages. Minimize the risk of this scenario by having functioning brake lights.
  •         Drive defensively. This is a good approach to take under any circumstances, and in foggy conditions, it’s even more important. But what does driving defensively mean? In this context, anticipate what drivers might do before they do it, including lane changes, turns, slowing, and stopping. As you approach intersections, pay attention to other vehicles that are approaching the intersection in case they do not obey the traffic lights or signs, and note which vehicles may be about to enter your lane. Drivers who run red lights or who do not yield to other vehicles that have the right-of-way are often at fault for causing serious accidents that result in injuries. Our car accident lawyer has represented many victims who were injured by negligent drivers.

If you were injured by a careless or negligent driver, whether in foggy conditions or under other circumstances, contact us at MartinWren. Our legal team fights vigorously for the rights of victims. We have gotten substantial settlements for many accident victims. Call us today and request a free case review with our car accident lawyer at MartinWren.

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