National Highways & Motorway Police (NHMP) have started adopting extra-ordinary preventive measures to avoid fog-related incidents and accidents while keeping in views upcoming extreme foggy weather. While driving in extreme foggy conditions, we can avoid many untoward incidents/accidents by adopting road safety measures, Deputy Inspector General Ahmed Arsalan Malik said while reviewing preventive measures of driving in extreme fog on Sunday. The DIG said that best time for driving in fog is between 10am to 6pm. Fog is often a morning or evening weather phenomena, so if possible, avoid driving during these times. Allow more distance between vehicles. Increase your count distance by five seconds instead of the normal two seconds behind another vehicle. Never rush or speed to avoid fog, he said. The DIG said use caution at all times, the moisture in the air may continuously collect on the windshield, making it more difficult to see. Adjust the defroster and windshield wiper speed as necessary. Use fog lights or driving lights, caution at all times as well as fog lights or driving lights on low beam. The moisture in the air may continuously collect on the windshield, making it more difficult to see. Adjust the defroster and windshield wiper speed as necessary. He further said during the foggy season people should make their travel plan and drive slowly, maintain safe distance, ensure that the fog lights and wipers of their vehicle are in working conditions and before the start of their journey contact motorway police helpline 130 for guidance about road and weather conditions. He urged motorists to drive carefully on the motorway, observing road safety rules and avoid unnecessary travel during foggy weather. He said the motorists should avoid applying sudden brakes and use fog lights during travelling he added. DIG Ahmad Arsalan Malik further asked the sector commanders to manage fresh lane marking and other arrangements on highways with the coordination of the National Highway Authority to avoid any untoward accidents and incident in extreme foggy conditions. Published in Daily Times, October 22nd 2018.