ISLAMABAD: National Highways and Motorway Police (NHMP) has asked transporters and private vehicle owners to take precautionary measures during prevailing foggy weather conditions in the country.
An official of NH&MP while talking to APP Thursday said that drivers of the vehicles should travel in special convoys led by patrolling mobiles of Motorway Police in foggy areas.
He said that fog can be patchy, going from a light mist to a thick blanket in other areas so in these conditions, fast speed driving can be dangerous as there would less time for reaction.
He asked the drivers to use windscreen wipers and demisters and when enter foggy area, the drivers should check mirrors and slow down.
He said that all vehicle owners should necessarily install fog lights in the vehicles, keep head lights at low beam, abstain using mobile phone and listening music etc to remain conscious about surroundings, double the distance from the vehicle ahead as compared
to normal situation, avoid applying sudden brakes, don’t overtake in any situation and avoid reversing the vehicle on highways and motorways. The person sitting beside the driver on the second seat should also concentrate on the road,he added.
He also said that commuters should inquire about fog situation from Motorway Police help line 130 or from fog information centers established at Toll plazas before starting travel on highways and motorways, said the NH&MP official.
Travelers can also get information about foggy areas from LEDs installed on Toll plazas, he said adding that the people should travel in fog only in dire need. Vehicles without having fog lights would not be allowed to enter motorways as they can cause accidents, he said.