In view of the existing weather conditions, Haryana Police has issued traffic advisory for safe and secure road travel during winter fog.
While stating this here today, a spokesman of Police Department said that the advisory asked the commuters to check weather forecasts before driving and leaving for destination. Police has also issued certain safe-driving tips which advise the travellers to drive slowly and must keep their vehicles in good condition. Vehicle owners make sure that headlights, tail lights, fog lights, indicators, brakes, tyres, windscreen wipers, battery and car heating system are in working order.
The drivers are further urged to turn lights to low beam during fog as it is easier for others to see you as high beams are not as effective in foggy weather conditions. The use of fog lights is also suggested if visibility drops to a minimum.
Requesting the commuters to keep a good distance between the vehicles, he said that the advisory asks drivers to use the painted line on the road as a guide when visibility is extremely poor. The people must avoid the usage of mobile phones and music system while driving. In case of dense fog, pulling over to a safe location and waiting for the fog to thin out is also advised for safe journey.
The advisory further suggested rolling down window enough to listen for traffic as ears can hear what eye’s can’t see in fog. In case of an emergency stop, pull off the road as far as possible. Avoiding overtaking, changing lanes, crossing traffic and stopping on freeways and busy roads are also suggested.