Fog may form as the seasons change and the ground temperature and the dew point are at the same levels. It can occur at any time of day, but it is typically a problem in the early morning hours.
Driving through fog, or ground level clouds, can be challenging. Visibility may be significantly reduced to the point where it is difficult for other motorists to see you.
Five Things to Do When Driving a Motorcycle in Foggy Weather
If you are biking in the fog then it is important to consider:
- Using your low beam headlights. This is important regardless of what time of day it is because it can help other vehicles spot you. You should avoid using high beam headlights, which can reflect light back to you.
- Slowing down. It will take you less time to stop if you suddenly see something in your way.
- Listening carefully. Your sight may be limited and it may be important to rely on other senses, such as hearing.
- Following the painted lines on the road as markers. You want to avoid a head-on collision or driving off of the road.
- Being patient. Do not drive around another vehicle or follow a vehicle too closely.
Contact a Wisconsin Motorcycle Attorney If You’ve Been Hurt
If you have been hurt in fog or any other weather conditions, please contact an experienced Wisconsin motorcycle lawyer today at 1-800-800-5678 and please read our FREE book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims. Another motorist’s negligence may be to blame for your accident and you may be able to recover damages for your injuries.