What about when the weather is nasty?
An important part of being alert and looking around is driving appropriately for the weather conditions. If it's foggy, raining heavily, or just dark, drivers must slow down to compensate for not being able to see as far ahead as usual. The California DMV handbook actually recommends postponing your trip to avoid driving in fog. If while driving you end up in a thick fog, a downpour, or snow that keeps you from seeing beyond the front of your car, pull all the way off the road. Once you are all the way off the road, turn off your headlights and take your foot off the brakes. Otherwise, other cars may spot your brake lights, think your car is moving, try to follow, and end up crashing into your car.
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