FDOT Reminds Drivers to Use Caution While Driving in Fog


Chipley –Weather forecasts continue to project dense and patchy fog across Northwest Florida.  The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) reminds drivers to drive with caution as fog can reduce visibility to 1/4 mile or less, creating hazardous driving conditions.  “Dense Fog Advisory” and “Use Extreme Caution” messages are displayed on Dynamic Message Boards (overhead message boards) on Interstate 10 (I-10) in Pensacola and Tallahassee and in Bay County and on more than 40 lighted message boards along several state routes.    The messages are a tool to remind drivers of the potential hazards of traveling in fog.


When driving in fog, motorists should drive with lights on low beam, slow down, listen for traffic that is not visible, use wipers and defrosters as necessary for maximum visibility, use the right edge of the road or painted road markings as a guide, be patient and do not pass lines of traffic.


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