Tips on how to drive safely at night.
Safe Drive At Night
Tips to Drive Safely at Night
By: Daniel Lisco
Table of Contents Explained
Table of Contents
First of all, the general purpose of headlights are to help improve your vision while driving at night, which makes them a must use. However, while using headlights, you need to be sure you manage the lighting, time, and space wisely.
- Low beams are the more commonly used light out of the two and typically used while driving in cities and towns, except streets with no lighting.
- Be sure to switch to low beams whenever you meet oncoming traffic from the opposite direction.
- When following another vehicle, always switch to low beams whenever you come within 200 feet from the vehicle ahead.
- High beams are only used in situations where you struggle with visibility, such as dark roads. Although, be sure that there are no other vehicles around or on divided highways with no traffic ahead.
- Be sure to switch out of high beams if you come within 500 feet from a vehicle heading towards you or if you come within 200 feet from a vehicle ahead of you.
Protect Your Eyes
How to avoid any glare or blindness while driving.
Despite the number of times someone might be told to manage their headlights correctly, some may forget, causing other drivers to adjust for a bit in order to drive by safely.
If you so happen to face another driver who still has their high-beam headlights on and are driving to you from the opposite side of the road, read these tips that might save you in the future.
- Since you are driving at night, your vision is already reduced substantially.
Adjust & Clean
Without a doubt, having a clean windshield and well adjusted mirrors are very important because if you fail to have either one of these tasks done, then you run the risk of getting into an accident.
Reasons why it is important to have a clean windshield:
Reasons why it is important to have clean and adjusted mirrors:
How fast you should really be driving.
When driving at night, be sure to pace yourself or slow down. Not only are you putting yourself at risk of an accident, you are also putting other driver at risk as well.
Reasons as to why you should slow down include: