Road users reminded to switch headlights on when driving in Milton Keynes today

    This comes as the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Milton Keynes today (7/12) as thick fog is expected to persist.

    The weather forecast office adds that "fog and freezing fog patches" are expected, so residents should take extra care when travelling.

    The visibility will drop to less than 100 metres in places and with the increased traffic volumes on Monday morning some transport disruption is possible.

    Residents driving in the fog are reminded to turn on their headlights and fog lights if visibility is less than 100 metres to ensure the safety of road users.

    The RAC has compiled a list of what to do when driving in fog, it reads: 

    • Before entering fog, you should check your mirrors, then slow down
    • Maintain a greater distance between you and the car in front, you could increase the gap to four seconds from the recommended two
    • Make sure to use your wipers and to keep your windscreen demisted to aid visibility
    • If the word ‘fog’ is shown on a signal, but the road is clear, be prepared for a sudden bank of fog or drifting, patchy fog
    • Use your lights if visibility is reduced to 100 metres (328 feet) or roughly the length of a football pitch
    • Make sure you know where your fog-light switch is before you set off
    • Do not use full beam, because the fog reflects the light back, reducing visibility even further
    • Do not attempt to navigate using the tail lights of the car in front, as these can give a false sense of security
    • If visibility is very limited, wind down your windows at junctions and crossroads to allow you to listen out for approaching traffic
    • If you really cannot see, you should consider stopping until it is safe to continue.

    To find out more information about driving safely in fog, and to find out when to use fog lights, click here

    © MKFM News 2020 

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