Driving In The Fog Made Easier

Driving this time of year can be tricky. If you don’t listen to the weather report before you head out to start your day, you can be caught totally off guard when you hit thick patches of fog, it can make you dread the morning drive. If you have young drivers in your home it is even worse because you worry about their safety while driving in the fog.

Among the tips to driving in foggy conditions:

  • Use LOW beams lights. High beams will reflect off the fog, creating a “white wall” effect.
  • Reduce your speed.
  • Travel with the window partially open. Listen for traffic.
  • Use the paint line of the right edge of the road to guide you – never use the center line.

But there are times when the fog is so thick you can barely see the white line on the right side of the road edge.

Here is a hint that can give you the “edge” you need: Glasses with an amber or yellow lens will enhance contrast, making it easier to distinguish where the paint line runs.

I wear prescription glasses, so I keep a pair of Guardian Over-the-glass with yellow lens within an arm’s reach in my car. (Bolle makes the Override in a yellow lens that would also work).

For the young driver in your household, select glasses that not only keep them safer, but also look good so that they will use them. To mention just a few: In a yellow lens, popular choices are the Wiley-X Saber and the Jackson Hellraiser. In an amber lens, the Smith & Wesson Elite, with its “retro style” is a great choice. Another great choice is the Edge Dukura, a light-weight, sleek wrap-around available in both yellow and amber lens.

Try one of these very affordable glasses, you will find it makes driving in the fog easier and safer.