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Poor driving conditions and mizzle hit Cornwall's A30

Poor driving conditions and mizzle hit Cornwall's A30

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 1:35pm 29th May 2019. (Updated at 2:45pm 29th May 2019)

Drivers in Cornwall are being urged to put their lights on as mizzle hits the A30.

Police are warning that visibility is bad over Temple - and below 100 yards in some places.

People are being reminded to slow down and leave space between the car in front.

"Poor driving conditions on the A30 at Temple, heavy drizzle and visibility below 100 yards in places.

"Please consider your speed, give other vehicles plenty of space and switch your lights on."

Alliance RPT

It comes amid reports of very slow traffic on Cornwall's busiest road because of the school holidays.

The A30 at Lelant is being affected due to the half term traffic.

There are also reports of slow cars in Truro on the A390 and near Treliske roundabout, and also along Henver Road in Newquay.

You can check all the lastest traffic and travel updates here.

When do I need my fog lights?

  • Before entering fog, you should check your mirrors, then slow down
  • Maintain a greater distance between you and the car in front, you could increase the gap to four seconds from the recommended two
  • Make sure to use your wipers and to keep your windscreen demisted to aid visibility
  • If the word ‘fog’ is shown on a signal, but the road is clear, be prepared for a sudden bank of fog or drifting, patchy fog
  • Use your lights if visibility is reduced to 100m (328ft) or roughly the length of a football pitch
  • Make sure you know where your fog-light switch is before you set off
  • Do not use full beam, because the fog reflects the light back, reducing visibility even further
  • Do not attempt to navigate using the tail lights of the car in front, as these can give a false sense of security
  • If visibility is very limited, wind down your windows at junctions and crossroads to allow you to listen out for approaching traffic
  • If you really cannot see, you should consider stopping until it is safe to continue.

You can read more advice from the RAC here.

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