Fog-Caused Car Accidents

Fog-Caused Car Accidents

Fog-Caused Car Accidents 

From our previous blogs, it is known that all forms of weather condition can drastically affect drivers' experience and decision-making while driving and staying safe along road. One weather condition that offers a lot of risk as well that rivals winter is foggy weather which are common on high places and depending on weather, could appear in most states as well. 

Though, traffic-related government agencies are aware of such risks during foggy weather and has imposed few countermeasures and caution through signages and traffic safety guidelines to minimize the risk of occurrence of a car accident. Unfortunately, even some drivers who drive carefully, there are those drivers who behave recklessly or has low skills to avoid an accident amidst foggy weather.

This is evident as reports claim that fog had led road users to be involved in more than 31,000 crashes annually. On those recorded numbers, more than 11,000 people suffered either minor or major injuries and 500+ of them were fatal on the same yearly average. 

How to Drive in Fog

  • Minimize distractions such as mobile phones and eating
  • Maintain Driving at Low Speed since you might come across with an animal 
  • Roll down windows for visibility on sides
  • Maximize vision through noticing roadside reflector as guide. 

  • Constantly use defrosters and wipers.

  • Drive with low beams on straight roads and high beams briefly on curves.

  • Don't practice tailgating while on fog and instead increase your distance from following car and fronting car. 

Its Risks 

According to Federal Highway Administration (FHA), truly, weather does increase the risk of a traffic crash in multiple ways. Weather compliments with your negligence on car maintenance or even your behavior towards road which could double the chance of an accident. 

In this case, fog could make the whole road foggy which lowers visibility for drivers to barely see and may increase the chances of an accident when driving on high speed and even worse if unrestrained. 

Ryan LLP 

If ever one of your family members or closests friend has been involved in an accident who have sustained either minor or significant injuries and even a possible case of amputation because of a driver has shown apparent negligence and recklessness and caused an accident and render the victim to have life-threatening injuries and condition, you can always refer help from a professional experienced injury lawyer to smoothen things out as your hired lawyers can help you decide from their factual and legal advices and can help you sort things out legally rather than settling over cash offer without damage calculation and future's regards. 

Ryan LLP is an Ohio based injury lawyer that represents victims of personal injury caused by car accidents, medical malpractice due to medical professional's negligence, and even wrongful death against large companies, agencies and even individuals. We have 40 years of experience doing our service in this field and evidently successful with our civil litigations. Call our office now for free legal consultation. 

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