It is good to be proactive and anticipate what is ahead on the road for you. If you check the NOAA weather forecasts online for your area and see the smoke advisories, read the proposed radius of visibility before you leave home. Now the amount of visibility can vary by location, smoke may be more dense in some areas than others.
As I am writing the article, the National Interagency Fire Center website states that the American fire is at 26,817 acres and is 99% contained. The Rim fire near Yosemite National Park is 199,237 acres and 32% contained. Yesterday on the Rim fire they went from 20% to 30% contained, and three MAFFS (Mobile Aerial Fire Fighting System) were dispatched. My only question is, will the Reno Stead Airport be used to help dispatch any aircraft to help with the Rim fire and nearby fires?
Please be alert and watch where you are going. This smoke and reduced visibility are a reminder that we cannot let technology such as cell phones distract us when we are on the road. Be a good driver, be a good example for others; especially for your kids and their friends. Do you want your kids to drive safely when they get their drivers licenses? One second of looking away from the wheel could cause something that none of us want to happen.
Check your air filter and see if you have replaced it recently, and check your vehicle's air conditioning to see if it needs to be recharged. If you are extremely sensitive to the smoke, I strongly recommend taking both precautions. It is cheaper to pay for your car's A/C to be recharged rather than visit the hospital.