Tips for Driving in the Fog

You’re gearing up for your upcoming move but it just so happens to be in the middle of winter AND your depart time is before the sun comes up. Which means, colder air in the early morning can be dangerous as fog may arise. If you’ve never driven in the fog, it can be a little frightening but we can help guide you. Whether your move is within the city or across the country, we’ve got you covered.  Here are a few tips for driving in the fog and to help make your move easier!


Weather/Traffic alerts

First things first, keeping close attention to local weather conditions can be extremely helpful as you plan your move. If you are moving locally, be cautious of areas that can accumulate fog such as fields, lakes, rivers or even the seaside. Although, if you’re moving out of state or traveling through areas you are not familiar with, you can visit the state or province you are moving to for traffic/weather alerts before you begin your drive as well as subscribe for updates.

Be cautious

As a precaution when driving in the fog, you want to have enough space between you and the vehicle in front of you. Having enough space cushion ahead of you is a must in case of any sudden stops or for animals that may come out when driving in rural areas.

As you drive on highways, also be on the look out for any Traffic alert warning signs about fog.

If you’re driving in the fog in the early morning or at night, remember to use your low beam lights. Putting your high beam lights on will reflect off of the fog and may be more difficult to see.

*Always remember to:

  • Reduce speed
  • Make sure your truck load is secure
  • Wear your seat belt

Have you ever experienced driving in the fog? What steps did you take while driving through fog? Share in the comments section.