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How To Drive In A Foggy Harmattan Weather by Godspower35(m): 2:36am On Dec 11, 2018
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Harmattan prevails this season, this can lead to dense fog and bring visibility close to zero. So how do we drive safely? Here are some tips to help you meet this challenge:

1.) Allow more distance between vehicles
Increase your meter reading by 5 seconds instead of the normal 2 seconds behind another car. Never rush or accelerate to leave the fog.

2.) Drive slowly and carefully
Due to the bad view, the safest speed is moderate. This gives you time to brake effectively when there is a sudden need.

3.) Always be careful
The humidity can constantly accumulate
on the windshield, making it difficult to see. Adjust the speed of the defroster and windscreen wiper as needed.

4.) Use fog lights or guide lights (if equipped)

Many machines have fog lights or driving lights that have been installed at the factory. These lights are generally mounted at the bottom, inside or below the front bumper. They are facing the ground outside the car as far as possible. The fog lights differ mainly from the driving lights in the way they project the light. Fog lights often have clear or yellow lenses; while the driving lights usually have clear lenses. The ray of light created by the fog lamps is generally broad and flat; flat to stay close to the road surface and minimize the reflection back from the fog - and wide to better illuminate the sides of the roadway (railings, curbs, painted lines on the roadway, etc.). Driving lights are generally only bright spot lights designed to pierce night darkness beyond normal headlights. While the fog lights are the best for fog conditions, both types of light will perform better than the headlights due to their low mounting point on the vehicle. Try to use all combinations (if possible) of the "front" fog lights / parking lights and "switched on" or "switched off" lights to determine which setting provides the best forward visibility for the driver. Do not turn off the lights or "parking", as they help to make your car more visible to other pilots along and behind your car.

5.) Use the low beam lights

The visibility in front of you will decrease sharply in case of fog, so use the low beam lights of the car (if the car does not have fog lights or driving lights). Heavy fog conditions prohibit the use of headlights. The light of the dazzling headlights will be reflected by a thick fog. As the fog gets thinner, the high rays can become more effective. Check periodically to see if the fog has sufficiently thinned to use the high beam.



6.) Do not drift

There is a natural tendency to wander in the middle of the road when visibility becomes bad. Make sure you stay in your lane.

7.) Move to the side of the road if you do not have visibility

If it becomes too difficult or often, pull over and wait. Turn on the emergency lights warn other drivers where you are.

8.) Use the right side of the road as a tutor

This can help you avoid getting into the incoming traffic or lighting yourself.

9.) Ask for help

Do not be afraid to ask your tourists to help you look for cars and obstacles on the road.

Source:
http://www.eliancars.com/2018/12/how-to-drive-in-foggy-harmattan-weather.html#more

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Re: How To Drive In A Foggy Harmattan Weather by olumzzz(m): 4:59am On Dec 11, 2018
Lalasticlala oya do the needful
Wow. I made FTC. Signing out ds year on a high
Re: How To Drive In A Foggy Harmattan Weather by HeavenlyBang(m): 7:36am On Dec 11, 2018
Step 1: Have common sense.

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Re: How To Drive In A Foggy Harmattan Weather by princemillla(m): 9:07am On Dec 11, 2018
insightful


i almost ram into a very large pit on abeokuta road last year


emergency/double pointer should b on all thru the journey

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Re: How To Drive In A Foggy Harmattan Weather by Johnny1013(m): 9:07am On Dec 11, 2018
lovely write up..
Re: How To Drive In A Foggy Harmattan Weather by Nobody: 9:07am On Dec 11, 2018
Better than that mod favoured poster called autojosh.
Re: How To Drive In A Foggy Harmattan Weather by Slymonster(m): 9:10am On Dec 11, 2018
Where is the harmattan?

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Re: How To Drive In A Foggy Harmattan Weather by charlesm91(m): 9:11am On Dec 11, 2018
Lagos harmattan na scam

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Re: How To Drive In A Foggy Harmattan Weather by azraeljaheel: 9:11am On Dec 11, 2018
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Re: How To Drive In A Foggy Harmattan Weather by spencekat(m): 9:16am On Dec 11, 2018
Moderate speed is the watch word.
Re: How To Drive In A Foggy Harmattan Weather by chido20(m): 9:23am On Dec 11, 2018
princemillla:
insightful

i almost ram into a very large pit on abeokuta road last year

emergency/double pointer should b on all thru the journey
what's double pointer
Re: How To Drive In A Foggy Harmattan Weather by fuse88(m): 9:23am On Dec 11, 2018
editing
Re: How To Drive In A Foggy Harmattan Weather by Olalekank(m): 9:30am On Dec 11, 2018
Good
Who else thought something else, like fast and furious when he saw drift.

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Re: How To Drive In A Foggy Harmattan Weather by slayprint: 10:08am On Dec 11, 2018
In conclusion, be patient while driving.



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Re: How To Drive In A Foggy Harmattan Weather by georgeceekay: 10:20am On Dec 11, 2018
How have we been driving before now?

Re: How To Drive In A Foggy Harmattan Weather by Ahmed0336(m): 10:29am On Dec 11, 2018
georgeceekay:
How have we been driving before now?

Had it been Nigerians were driving how other countries does we would have lesser cases of road accidents
Re: How To Drive In A Foggy Harmattan Weather by Darkseid(m): 10:43am On Dec 11, 2018
Even APC is affecting our harmattan, second week in December and still no harmattan. Buhari bring back our harmattan.
Re: How To Drive In A Foggy Harmattan Weather by Burgerlomo: 1:46pm On Dec 11, 2018
Beautiful! Gracias cool

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