Driving in Fog
Driving your hire car in fog can be both stressful and extremely dangerous. Conditions are at their worst in heavy fog, which can appear suddenly and drift in banks. Whilst a light mist is easy to handle when you drive sensibly, fog can be deadly. Remember, it's better to be behind schedule than risk a serious accident, especially when travelling on unfamiliar roads, where you're already at a disadvantage.
Many places are especially prone to fog, such as some of the coastal routes in California, and in San Francisco, where the Golden Gate Bridge is often cloaked in a white haze. Heavy fog may not occur that often in Florida's Tampa Bay, but when it does it can be very dangerous. Fog can also be a problem in the valleys of France, and is common in areas such as Lille and Marseille.
If fog is forecast or early signs are visible, don't drive. But if fog suddenly develops when you are on the road, the following tips can help you to drive your hire car safely:
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