Fog: Hidden Weather Danger?

Last week we had our fair share of dense fog with a few nights with zero visibility. Luckily, Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin didn’t see many car accidents. However, that was a different story on Interstate 10 near Beaumont, Texas where more than one hundred vehicles were in a crash, killing at least two people.

Jon Erdman from The Weather Channelresearched statistics by the National Highway Safety Administration and NOAA and came up with some staggering statistics when it comes to driving in the fog. There are 36,000 crashes each year involving foggy weather with 15,600 people injured. 600 people die as a result of accidents due to fog. Compare that to just 37 people per year killed by lightning. Staggering statistics! (Click here to read the full article and watch video.)

Please remember to slow down. During foggy conditions, the speed limit is too fast for conditions. Do not outdrive your headlights in case there are stopped vehicles or wildlife in the roadway. Most importantly, allow extra time so you’re not rushed on the highways. -Eric


Posted under fog, safety

This post was written by qni_it on November 27, 2012

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