Monday, December 22, 2014

Operation Fog: Staying Safe When Visbility is Low

If you’ll be driving to visit friends or relatives this holiday season, you may encounter fog. With California’s fog season upon us, Caltrans and the CHP have teamed up to help alert drivers on how to stay safe when visibility is low. Every year, thick fog is a factor in more than 38,000 collisions across the United States — causing more than 600 deaths and more than 15,000 injuries. 

Check out the video below to see how Caltrans uses real-time weather monitoring equipment to trigger automated warning signs that alert drivers of limited visibility, while the California Highway Patrol dispatches pace units to slow traffic down and save lives when visibility is less than 500 feet. 

Wherever this season's travels take you, buckle up, turn your cell phone off, and don't drink and drive. Happy holidays!