Michael Ventura Posted December 3, 2021 Share Posted December 3, 2021 5 minutes ago, Cecile Marion said: I’ve just driven back from spending a glorious week in a rural area along the Florida gulf coast, (but a description of the trip would go i the "good" thread). Unfortunately, the drive back from the islands, with over an hour through dense pine forest on a two lane road, was a bit harrowing with dense fog the whole way. If I’d realized the fog was so bad, I would have delayed my drive an hour or two. It was daylight and traffic wasn’t bad, but many of the cars I saw did not have their lights turned on, which boggled my mind. It certainly made it more difficult to see traffic coming my way. The speed limit is 60 MPH and we often see dead animals along the way. I avoid driving it in the dark because many deer come to feed along the right of way and I certainly don’t want to hit one. I did pass a dead deer on this morning’s drive, but also saw something I’d never seen before, a very large, very dead black bear. Quite sad. I know this may sound crazy but driving in fog or a snowstorm can be safer with headlights off. Reason being that the light reflects off the snow or fog water droplets and it can be even more difficult to see (for the driver). Of course it is easier to see the other car if their lights are on...so your are damned if you do and damned if you don't use regular headlights. That is why cars with "fog lights", the lights are usually low to the ground so you don't have the light reflecting right back in your eyes. I had them on my old Subaru and they worked great instead of headlights, on snowy or foggy days. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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