The hazards of highway driving are evident on many freeways here in the USA. Last year there was a massive wreck on a California freeway brought on by fog and poor visibility. Last Friday, there was a huge 80 car pile-up on a highway in Germany that claimed the lives of over 80 people that was caused by a freak sand storm. You can view some video for coverage from NBC of the incident below. All it takes is one inattentive driver during low visibility situations to cause a chain reaction crash.
What can we do do prevent these tragic and costly events from occurring? Probably the most important thing is pay attention. Drivers are so distracted by modern electronic appliances. Increase time and space between you and the driver in front of you. And slow down, especially when encountering low visibility conditions. Otherwise you may find yourself in a situation where you car is up on an Automotive Lift, getting some body work done. Consider yourself lucky if that’s all that happens too.