Pennsylvania motorists might sometimes find themselves in driving situations where visibility is low due to fog. In those situations, drivers might wonder how to respond and react. Studies have revealed that in most cases, people tend to continue their normal driving patterns, which can lead to serious and often fatal accidents.
One such accident took place in 2012 in Florida, after the Florida Highway Patrol decided to open up a stretch of Interstate 75 in Gainesville which it had previously closed for three pre-dawn hours due to low visibility. Three accidents had already taken place in the stretch, though none were fatal. When it seemed visibility was improving, the Florida Highway Patrol allowed the stretch to open again, even though one trooper insisted the weather conditions could change again quickly. Within an hour, a fatal accident that left 11 dead and 18 injured and involved 19 vehicles occurred.