I just drove from Vegas to L.A. on I-15 during daytime hours and after passing
through the city of Victorville where the highway winds down a mountain, was
suddenly in complete fog. No, wait, in actuality no one is
“suddenly” in complete fog. One can see that it is foggy up ahead;
so we were warned. Everyone slowed WAY down (from 65 mph to about 25 mph) and
almost all put their emergency flashers on. By so doing, though visibility was
almost zero, one could see the lights of the vehicle just ahead, and could see
the painted lane markers just ahead and thereby stay on the road. We all
traveled through the fog (at least 15 minutes of it) and all arrived safely at
the bottom of the mountain. What is so difficult about slowing
down? It simply is not safe to drive blindly into fog, or smoke for that
matter, when visibility is limited. How hard is this to understand? Fools who
keep barreling down the road at 65 mph, because that’s the speed limit,
must not care about their vehicles nor their lives, not to mention others.
Fog did not 'cause' the accidents. Driving too fast for road and
weather conditions did. Blame teh drivers, not the weather.