San Angelo Police Department Wants You To Drive SafelyPress Release
SAN ANGELO, TX – The San Angelo Police Department wants you to be safe in foggy driving conditions.
San Angelo police said they've seen some unsafe driving on Loop 306 during the recent foggy mornings. The police reminded motorists to adjust their driving to road conditions. "Texas has a wide variety of weather conditions, sometimes in a single day, which can present unique challenges and dangers for drivers," police stated.
Below are some tips to help drivers adapt. In addition to these tips, wearing a seatbelt is one of the best steps drivers and passengers can take to protect themselves in any driving condition.
Tips for Driving in Fog:
- Slow down and do not drive faster than your field of vision. Use windshield wipers and defroster as necessary to maximize visibility.
- Increase following distance to ensure enough reaction time and stopping distance. When you use your brakes, don’t stop suddenly.
- Turn on your lights, including your hazard lights. Use low beam headlights and fog lights if you have them. Do not use high beams.
- Use the right edge of the road or roadside reflectors as a guide. If you cannot see, pull completely off the road—preferably at a rest area or truck stop—and turn on your hazard flashers immediately.