Have you ever driven through thick fog with just 10mtr visibility?

India
December 25, 2008 12:08pm CST
Today I was going on a holiday and wanted to make good distance so i decided to start early.i started at 7 AM and there was a thick fog. I could hardly see anything inf front. It was as though I am driving into a void. It gives yo a very funny feeling. You do not know what lies ahead. Whether the road turns left or turns right. it is such a funny feeling. Then suddenly a vehicle comes up in front and you know which direction to follow. have you had such an experience?
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• India
26 Dec 08
yeah I was in back seat and it was really difficult to see. Thrice it has happened with me. But hey I have gone through thick fog on my bike also. believe me it is terrifying. I could never go more than 4okms/hr. And that aint funny man that is terrifying.
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@ahmadia (117)
• Malaysia
26 Dec 08
not personally but i was on the person seat with my uncle when we he drove through the fog. it was pretty scary because we couldnt see anything. we tried to use the deer light but to no effect.
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@ptrikha_2 (17025)
• India
29 Jan 09
Well; when I was in the North Indian city of Chandigarh , I sometimes faced similar conditions . Sometimes , visibilty was so poor , I had to drive my two-wheeler in just 2nd or 3rd gear . Once I had to take off my Helmet because its glass had got too much wet due to Fog precipitation .
@Fadolf (545)
• Slovenia
26 Dec 08
Yeah, I had! It is funny when you are not sure if you are following the road lines. My girlfriend wasn't so happy when we were driving. That day the fog appeared and disappeared so strangely that it was like in the horror movie. Even fog lights couldn't help us.
@comfort55 (1574)
• India
26 Dec 08
Yes, I had this experience 2-3 years back when I had gone to meet my parents to another city. I had to catch the train at 12am, it was sometime end of december. My brother was on the steering to drop me at the railway station. OMG, I had never seen such poor visibility in my life. It was like driving on a white sea, my heart was pounding. With great difficulty we reached the station but then I got worried about my brother and prayed that he reaches home safely. It was really a frightening experience.
@lingli_78 (12836)
• Australia
26 Dec 08
i am not driving as i don't have a licence here... my hubby does and yes, he had ever driven in that kind of weather condition many times... it is so hard and make me scared as well even though i am only a passenger... usually, i help him to see the road as well and tell him about the traffic conditions ahead... take care and have a nice day...
@rizzu87 (860)
• Malaysia
26 Dec 08
Once it happened to me.. i visited a hill station where there was full fog and when i was driving the visibility was very poor. I could not even see anything more than 3 -5 meters. That was the worst visibility under which i have driven, i was extra careful and there was no cars at that time of the day so i was safe. Otherwise in the kind of fog there can be accidents.
@biggerb (2028)
• India
26 Dec 08
This has happened to me many times.I live in a hill station and driving through thick fog is a everyday experience.Right now being winter we are experiencing thick fog.Its pretty scary where we literally crawl and when a vehicle moves ahead of us it makes things so much more easier to just follow the light.
@sacmom (14250)
• United States
26 Dec 08
Yes I have. It was some years ago and before my husband and I got married. I went to visit him and left for home rather late (past 1 in the morning). I didn't realize the fog would be as bad as it was and with the way I went home it was even worse. To top it off there was no lighting on this road. I could barely see in front of me and I was scared I was going to hit a car if there would have been one in front of me. I also worried that someone might ram me from behind seeing as I was driving so slow. Luckily the road was pretty straight and I got home safe and sound. But I never wanted to do that again! Fortunately I haven't had to, at least not in fog as thick as that. My husband drove through some thick fog a few weeks ago. He was on the freeway and couldn't see where he was going. He would have driven right into the river, but his wheel touched the bridge railing and he got away from the edge. It was a close call and he told me he would have pulled over to wait for the fog to lift, even if it meant he'd be late for work, but as soon as he went over the bridge the fog cleared. Fog is a scary thing to deal with. I hate driving in it and avoid it whenever I can.
@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
26 Dec 08
Yes, it's pretty bad, I've been in the fog and snow where it would have been quicker to get out and walk. Scary too.
26 Dec 08
I have driven in thick fog a couple of times. Once I was going to work which isn't very far but has several roundabouts en route. I got myself confused and did not recognise which roundabout I was on and turned at the wrong one and got lost only 5 mins from our house! The other time I was on my way back from work in the early hours of the morning. So there was hardly any traffic about - luckily. I was following the white line down the middle of the road to know where I was. Well actually that part is a dual carriageway with a large tree lined section before the on-coming traffic so it was not too dangerous just a bit scarey.
• India
25 Dec 08
yes i have driven in such thick fog its a very strange situation you dont know where you are heading for. you have to rely a lot on guess work. another thing is you cant dare to drive fast i remember i drove at nearly 20-30kmph in that thick and dense fog. to avoid facing more problems in fog i switch to fog lights during winters they are of immense help whiling driving in the fog as they improve the visibility a lot.
• Philippines
25 Dec 08
Not just 10mtr visibilty.... 0 Visibility!! its so scary!! you dont know where the road is!