Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Question Of The Day


I have a few times and most of the experiences weren't too bad. But there was that one time I drove through fog that was so thick you couldn't see more than a dashboard’s length in front of you. This was on a three-lane boulevard with many other cars. It was a very extraordinary and very frightening experience. I'm surprised my fingers didn't leave an imprint on the steering wheel from how hard I was gripping it.

How about you? Have you ever driven through fog?

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  1. I've driven through fog a few times where it was that pea soup thick type of fog you described and yes, it is soooo frightening! I remember one time doing so; my sister was driving and I was in the front seat; I had my window down and I was looking outside to help steer and guide her. Its something I would prefer not to do with driving in the fog :)

    betty

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    1. Sounds so scary, Betty! Fog can be quite dangerous if you're not careful.

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  2. I have and I hate it because I'm a poor driver in the best of conditions.

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  3. I can drive through anything, but fog, i leave that in God's hand I'm blind, so universe you drive for me...I swear it works every time










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    1. Well, as long as things have turned out alright for you!

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  4. I've driven through fog many times, and a few times with near zero visibility. Gripping the steering wheel hard is a bad idea. WIth a strong grip on the wheel you can't feel subtle movement and have less control over the car. Loosen up.

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    1. This feels like a scolding :) I'll do better next time, okay? LOL...

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  5. I have but it's always been fairly mild

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  6. I think I have, a long time ago. I have also driven in an ice storm now that was scary, no wheel traction at all! A man in a car next to me actually helped me somehow.

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    1. That is very scary, Christine! I've also driven in an ice storm and I'll take fog over that any time!

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  7. Living where I do so close to the ocean I drive in fog all he time. It never occurred to me that other people haven't!

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  8. I've driven through fog many times. I remember a few bad ones but not like your example. what I find to be really bad is fog at night.

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    1. Oh, that is the worst! Actually just about any bad weather is much worse at night. Thunder showers, fog, ice, blizzards...that is all tough driving.

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  9. I've driven through fog many times, but the one time when it was so thick we couldn't see past the hood of the vehicle (or so it seemed). It was frightening because you couldn't pull over to wait it out for fear someone would hit you. We plodded along very slowly. I think it was more disturbing because we had our wee little ones with us at the time. It was in Ontario, on our way to London. -Jenn

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    1. That sounds very frightening, especially with kids in the car. And I think it's best to keep moving because there is a very big chance you'll get hit!

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  10. Once I was going downhill in zero visibility. I slowed down as much as I could with my foot on the break preparing for a collision. Luckily it turned out okay. At the bottom of the hill the fog cleared up a liitle but it was still hard to see.

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    1. That is scary! Thank goodness it all turned out okay.

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  11. Light fog, you could still see headlights and what not, but not really bad thick stuff.

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    1. It's better when you can at least see headlights in front of you. That certainly helps.

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  12. I've never driven through it myself, but have rode through it with my papa in the driver's seat. He's a good driver, but one time it was scary for both of us when we came close to another car passing--coming toward us in our lane!

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  13. I think fog and very heavy rain are the worst conditions to drive in.
    I guess if you are not comfortable or visibility is really that bad - don't go out!

    All the best Jan

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    1. I totally agree, Jan. I do my best to avoid driving in weather like that. But sometimes you get caught in it without wanting or expecting to!

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  14. I have and it is very difficult to drive safely. Also, you hope everyone else is being careful.....even though you can't see them!!
    The scariest experience was in NFLD a few years ago....driving at night for two hours in thick fog to get to a ferry. I couldn't see anything except the front of the car. Thank god it was in the middle of the night and not many cars on road. I do not like fog, never have.

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    1. Jim, that experience sounds very traumatizing! Sounds like a drive through a blizzards that my husband and I faced many years ago. That was horrible!

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  15. Fog is as bad as a snow whiteout, actually worse because occasional the snow clears!

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  16. I think the only time I drove in the fog was actually during my driving test! It wasn't very thick fog, but it was still scary, because I wasn't sure how much slower I should be going, and I'd already failed the test once before, for going a little faster than I should have in some situations.
    But I did pass that time.

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    1. That is quite a test to take! And you passed, so you obviously did very well.

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