Fog Driving Tips from CHP

October 17, 2009 9:26:03 PM PDT
Fog season seems to have arrived early in the valley, and driving is getting a little more dangerous.A thick layer of fog sat on highway 99 this Saturday morning, and it stuck around until almost noon.

California Highway Patrol Officers are reminding drivers to take precautions.

And the most important safety step could come when you're at a complete stop, like at stop signs.

Sgt. Danny Koetsier, California Highway Patrol said: "When you stop at those intersections, roll down your windows, turn off your radio, not only visually look for cross traffic, but also listen for it as well."

Officers also said fog is unpredictable, and just because you're in a patch without fog doesn't mean you can let your guard down.

They said don't drive anywhere in fog if you don't have to. If you can wait until it lifts and always use your low beams in fog, even during daylight hours.

Also, allow more space between you and the car in front of you so you have more time to stop.

And most importantly, slow down.

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