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Tips to riding a motorcycle in fog

by Arun Mohan Nadar Photo courtesy: Reuters Posted on 31 Jan 201313,946 Views1 Comments

Riding a two-wheeler in fog needs extra care and alertness. Here are some tips to help you stay safe under foggy conditions

 

Rider making his way through thick fog

 

 

 

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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