If you happen to live in Salt Lake City, you may have noticed that there has been an intense layer of fog covering almost the entire valley. This fog makes it difficult to see anything more than a few feet out, which makes it harder to drive, especially in the night time. While air pollution is to blame for the smog, an auto accident is usually the product of reckless driving.
It is imperative that drivers are especially cautious when they’re driving in intense weather situations. This helps the driver as well as those around them avoid a fatal car accident, as well as a call to their local attorney. Here are some ways to stay safe on the road when it comes to dealing with smog.
Drive Slowly and Cautiously
One of the main contributing factors to an auto accident during smoggy weather is drivers that are going too fast. The smog cuts your field of view drastically, and if you’re driving too fast, you may not get enough reaction time to stop if all of a sudden, an obstacle or other driver appears out of the smog in front of you.
If you happen to be struck by a driver who was speeding, contact your lawyer. You are entitled to compensation for any injuries and damages that you may have picked up during the collision.
This goes hand in hand with slowing down your driving. Reducing your speed and focusing on the road will cut the chances of you causing a car accident by a considerable amount. While this may be the case, other drivers may not be driving as carefully as you are, so make sure you have contact with your local accident attorney.
Use Your Fog Lights, Avoid High-Beam Lights
Your high-beam lights won’t be as effective against the smog as your fog lights are. Always make sure that you have your low-beam and fog lights on to help other drivers see you on the road.
Never Stop on the Road
As mentioned before, a driver’s field of vision is drastically cut, so avoid making any stops on the side of the road ⎯ a driver may not see you or your vehicle until it is too late.
Stay safe during extreme weather conditions by adopting a safer driving routine. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident because of the smoggy weather, contact our attorney team here at Robert J. DeBry and Associates.