Night Driving Tips
Don’t Stare at Oncoming LightsTo prevent yourself from being dazzled, do not look straight at headlight of other cars. They can impair your vision temporarily. Try and look towards the left-hand side and following the white line so you can keep in the correct position. If the glare does get bad, then slow down.
Give Your Windshield a WipeDirt can build up on the inside and outside, which can impair vision. So it is important to clean them regularly. Windscreens in these months tend to steam up on the inside, a create a film on the inside of the screen. This then creates a glare from oncoming headlights.
Clean and Adjust Your Exterior MirrorsDirty mirrors can also distort light and distract you when driving. It’s good to give them clean so they do not create a glare in your eyes. It’s good to aim them slightly downward also, to keep headlights out your eyes.
Use Your Lights CorrectlyIt’s illegal to drive when your lights are not functioning correctly, and you can also get a fine. So it is good to check them regularly. Headlights are incredibly important so that you can see correctly. But also so that other drivers can spot you. Use full beams on unlit roads, but turn them off if you meet another vehicle so you don’t dazzle them.
Don’t Drive When TiredSeasons can affect sleeping pattern. Less sunlight during the day can leave you feeling more tired. Driving tired makes you a danger to yourself and other drivers.
Carry These EssentialsIt is good to carry an emergency kit in your car in case of a breakdown. If you do break down try and find a safe well-lit place to wait for help, and also leave your hazard lights on.
- Mobile Phone Charger
- Ice Scraper