From Dallas to Fort Worth and in between, cities all over North Texas were covered in a blanket of fog this morning. I didn't have too much trouble this morning during my morning commute and thankfully the drivers around me were definitely being more cautious. That's because fog can reduce your visibility to just ¼ of a mile or less – which can be extremely hazardous, especially when you're driving on the highway.
Weather changes affect our driving immensely and it's just our luck that Texas weather can change drastically in just minutes. One minute it's beautiful and sunny and the next there's lightning and thunder. Follow these tips for foggy days and you will have much better chances of avoiding a fender bender or a more serious car accident:
• If there is enough visibility, drive with you lights on low beam because high beam lights will only reflect off the fog and hurt your visibility even more.
• Fog can create the visual illusion of slow motion so watch your speedometer because you may actually be speeding when it feels like you're going as slow as molasses.
• If you can't see traffic, listen for it by rolling down your window.
No matter how cautious you are driving in fog or other extreme weather, we are still at the mercy of the other drivers around us. If you have been hurt because someone else didn't pay attention or was being negligent behind the wheel, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. At my personal injury law firm in Fort Worth, we represent clients who have been hurt in car wrecks in DFW. If you need help with your medical bills and lost wages, call us today and schedule a free case consultation to talk over your case with one of our top-rated personal injury attorneys. 817-294-1900