Thursday, 23. October 2014
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Austrian motoring association the ÖAMTC has warned that there are a growing number of accidents on Austrian roads involving fog in the wake of a crash on Monday in Horn in which five people were injured.
Last year 16 people died in fog related car accidents.
The organisation said that motorists should remember that when it is foggy they need to drive differently. They warned that many people did not take into account that visibility was significantly reduced, and that many people were still driving too close to the car in front and also too fast.
Spokesman Franz Pfeiffer said that in 2010 there were 213 fog related accidents on Austrian roads, in 2011 it was 425 accidents related to fog and that represents a doubling of the problem. They said drivers should remember to stay on the right, not to overtake and make sure there was a two second reaction time between where they are and what they can see.
He said that if visibility was reduced to around 500 to 1000 m it was a light fog, if it was between 200 and 500 m it was a medium fog and anything under 200 m was regarded as heavy fog.
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