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ТУМАН В ЛОС-АНДЖЕЛЕСЕ (текст и словарь для изучающих английский)

На Лос-Анджелес в очередной раз опустился густой туман.
Водителей предупреждают о снижании видимости на дороге, необходимости снизить скорость, двигаться с включёнными фарами ближнего света и соблюдать повышенную дистанцию между участниками дорожного движения.
DRIVING IN FOGGY WEATHER

[IN ENGLISH]Fog covers Los Angeles. Drivers were warned of dangerous conditions. Dense fog limits visibility. The weather service advised motorists to slow down. Motorists are advised  to increase following distance and use low-beam headlights. The fog reduced visibility to less than a quarter-mile, and to near zero at times.

DRIVING IN FOGGY WEATHER


Understanding the text should not be too hard, but may need some clarification. Let us look at the sentence
Motorists are advised  to increase following distance.
Following distance is the distance between cars. And to increase means to make bigger. So, Motorists are advised  to increase following distance means that drivers of cars should keep a bigger distance from other cars on the road / street / highway.
Now, let us look at the headlights of the car. Clearly, they are the lights which are in front of the car.
Now, headlights may be different but they serve the same purpose, they light the road ahead, so they enable the driver to see in the dark. Understandably, headlights come in handy when it is dark and in the fog.
DRIVING IN FOGGY WEATHER
Now answer these questions:
•   What is the weather like in LA?
•   Are conditions for driving good or dangerous?
•   What are recommendations for drivers?


Материал на английском можно посмотреть и здесь: DRIVING IN FOGGY WEATHER https://englishword101blog.wordpress.com
The original article is here:
Fog covers Los Angeles, latimes
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