Tips to riding a motorcycle in fog
Riding a two-wheeler in fog needs extra care and alertness. Here are some tips to help you stay safe under foggy conditions
Headlights: Always ride in fog with low beam. Many riders commit the mistake of using high-beam, because it causes flaring off of the water molecules and further reduces visibility. Before starting the ride, wipe the headlights using a cloth so the beam spread is long and clear.
Visor: Always clean your visor before you begin riding in fog. Also spray a defogging agent (sold online) on the visor so that accumulation of moisture doesn’t hinder your vision.
Tank-up: Check whether you have adequate fuel for the journey. You may miss a fuel-pump due to the limited visibility and being stranded on the road can be unpleasant, especially if it’s foggy.
Be alert: Check your mirrors periodically for fast approaching vehicles from behind and be ready to take evasive action if required.
Brake-lights: Gently tap your brake lights in frequent intervals so the motorist behind are alerted of your presence.
Emergency Stop: If forced to stop due to reduced visibility or a mechanical problem park your bike as far as you can from the road.
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