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7 Tips for Driving in Florida's Fog

March 5, 2021 | Category: Automobile Accidents | Share

Driving in dense Florida fog is extremely dangerous and has resulted in many tragic accidents.

One of the worst Florida fog-related accidents happened in September 2017 causing a 22-vehicle pileup on I-95 in Nassau County, north of Jacksonville. The police responded to a two-vehicle crash on the southbound lanes that caused a stand-still in the traffic. A truck driver failed to stop, and his truck struck the rear of a car causing a domino effect resulting in a 22-vehicle pile-up. One person tragically died and thirteen others were injured.

7 Tips for Driving in Florida's Fog - Spivey LawA Fort Myers car accident attorney shares 7 safety tips from the National Weather Service to navigate foggy conditions:

  1. Slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination.
  2. Make your vehicle visible to others both ahead of you and behind you by using your low-beam headlights since this means your taillights will also be on. Use fog lights if you have them.
  3. Never use your high beam lights. Using high beam lights causes glare, making it more difficult to see what’s ahead of you on the road.
  4. Leave plenty of distance between you and the vehicle in front of you to account for sudden stops or changes in the traffic pattern.
  5. To ensure you are staying in the proper lane, follow the lines on the road with your eyes.
  6. In extremely dense fog where visibility is near zero, the best course of action is to first turn on your hazard lights, then simply pull into a safe location such as a parking lot of a local business and stop.
  7. If there is no parking lot or driveway to pull into, pull your vehicle off to the side of the road as far as possible. Once you come to a stop, turn off all lights except your hazard flashing lights, set the emergency brake, and take your foot off the brake pedal to be sure the tail lights are not illuminated so that other drivers don’t mistakenly run into you.

“It can be difficult to determine fault in a multi-vehicle collision, such as the one in September 2017. An investigation starts the process when a police officer is called to the scene. The investigation can take weeks to conclude because witnesses must be interviewed along with other drivers and victims. Insurance companies for each vehicle also send investigators out to determine fault. This can be time-consuming, but is important for those who have been injured because of the negligence of another, to receive just compensation,” said Fort Myers Car Accident Attorney Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.

“Should you or a loved one be injured in an accident, please contact our experienced car accident legal team after seeking medical attention. We represent people involved in numerous types of personal injury and wrongful death accidents throughout the state of Florida. All of our clients have unique personal injury cases. Our firm provides personal contact and communication along with aggressive representation. We are available 24/7, and there are no costs or attorney fees until we receive a monetary recovery for you,” said Attorney Spivey.


Fort Myers Accident Lawyer Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by just one percent (1%) of Florida attorneys.  He has handled over 2,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida.  For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in Lee County at 239.337.7483 or toll-free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to  Visit for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County at 239.793.7748.













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