The National Weather Service says that fog happens when cooler air passes over a warm body of water or moist land. Which means we generally see fog after some rain has occurred in the area.

Fog is probably one of the worst elements of weather to drive in. According to research, there are over 31,000 accidents related to fog per year, with over 500 deaths.

Here's a few tips on how to stay safe while driving in fog.

1. Turn on your lights. You may think you know the road like the back of your hand, but others don't and cant see you in really dense fog.

2. Slow down. Fog comes from moist land, which probably means the roads around you are slick and you should be careful.

3. If you can't see, pull over! It's better to get you destination late and alive than dead. If you do pull over, pull as far as possible from the roadways and keep your lights on.

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