South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership
  05 Nov 2018Fog falls in South Yorkshire - driving to the conditions

We've seen a lot of low lying cloud, fog and mist this morning. Here's a reminder from the Highway Code of what to do when visibility is reduced in poor weather conditions. Remember:

  • use your headlights when you cannot see for more than 100 metres (328 feet). If you've had your fog light on remember to switch them off when visibility improves.
  • keep a safe distance behind the vehicle in front. Rear lights can give a false sense of security.
    beware of other drivers not using headlights, and keep an eye out for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.
  • check your mirrors before you slow down. Then use your brakes so that your brake lights warn drivers behind you that you are slowing down.
  • stop in the correct position at a junction with limited visibility and listen for traffic. When you are sure it is safe to emerge, do so positively and do not hesitate in a position that puts you directly in the path of approaching vehicles.

See more in the Highway Code (rules 234-236).