Haryana Police advisory to drive safely during fog

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Highlighting the importance of leaving an appropriate gap between vehicles, Mr Virk said that motorists should maintain safe distance from vehicles going ahead and keep the fog lights and indicators continuously switched on.

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Chandigarh– In view of the existing weather situation, Haryana Police has advised the motorists to follow certain precautionary measures for safe and secure road travel during foggy conditions.
In an advisory issued here today, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order), Mr Navdeep Singh Virk said that the commuters were requested to monitor weather forecasts before driving and leaving for destination.
He also emphasized on slow and defensive driving and added that the more people driving defensively by abiding the traffic rules, the safer it will be out there.
Highlighting the importance of leaving an appropriate gap between vehicles, Mr Virk said that motorists should maintain safe distance from vehicles going ahead and keep the fog lights and indicators continuously switched on. In addition, police have also requested to drive with lights on low beam as high beams get reflected back in the fog and impair visibility, he added.

Requesting the motorists to avoid changing lanes and crossing traffic, he said that commuters are advised to drive along the white line painted on the road. 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. 

“People should not park their vehicles on the main road and should instead use lay bye lanes or park away from roads with indicators on,” he added.
 The advisory also suggests certain safe-driving tips including slow driving and must keep vehicles in good condition. Motorists are also urged to make sure that head lights, tail lights, fog lights, indicators, brakes, tyres, windscreen wipers, battery and vehicle heating system are in working order. It also suggested to roll 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.
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