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Driving in low visibility conditions
With the threat of winter storms approaching, it's important to be prepared for driving during low visibility circumstances this season caused by heavy rain, snow and fog. Here are some car safety tips on maneuvering through these difficult conditions.
While your first instinct during in a low visibility storm might be to turn on your high beams, these lights can actually make it more difficult to see what's ahead of you. Stick with your low beams for the maximum benefit.
Even if there isn't much snow or ice on the ground, you should still greatly reduce your speed until visibility conditions return to normal. Stay at least 10 mph under the recommended speed limit to ensure you have time to react to hidden obstacles or approaching vehicles.
Follow the lines
If visibility is especially bad, you may need to follow the painted lines on the road for direction. Drive slowly and follow the right-side lines to navigate the twists and turns of the road.