Most people, young or old, experience or novices dislike driving at night. There is nothing more annoying than having a set of beaming lights glaring in your direction while still having to navigate the road.
Not only can night driving be challenging, it can also be very dangerous as this is the time most road accidents and, in particular, fatalities occur. This is why we at BestQuote will be providing you with 4 Helpful Tips on how to remain safe while driving at night!
- Check Your Headlights – Firstly, make sure all your car lights work. Not only is having broken lights dangerous to other road users, it makes a difference to how well you can safely navigate, especially when driving on roads away from the highway. Before you next drive at night, turn the car and all lights on and have a quick walk around. Perhaps a friend could confirm your indicators and brake lights are functioning as expected at the same time. Did you also know, by altering your headlights to aim directly at the roads and not downwards can be very helpful? Your headlights pointing in the wrong direction can make roads appear darker than they actually are making it harder for you to see. While making your adjustments, please ensure that your newly aimed headlights will not cause an obstruction for any oncoming traffic.
- Avoid Staring At Oncoming Lights – As simple as this may seem, try to break this habit. Bright lights can be temporarily blinding and seriously disrupt your concentration at night. We therefore suggest as a solution to either look directly ahead of your car or slightly gaze in a downward direction toward the kerbside. Bright lights will affect, in particular, strained or tired eyes, so make sure you are well rested before venturing out at night.
- Cleaning Your Windshield – During the day, it may appear that your windshield is clean and spotless, but at nights the glare can reveal spots that may cause visual problems. Make sure your windshield cleaning fluid reservoir is regularly topped up, a dash of dish washing liquid will also help it cut through grime. When cleaning your car, wipe the windshield with a piece of newspaper to avoid any smearing. Don’t forget to clean both the inside and outside of the glass! Tip: Avoid bodily contact with mirrors as oil from your hands will leave a smear.
- Cleaning & Adjusting Your Exterior Mirrors – As a simple precaution, it is important your mirrors are cleaned properly at all times to avoid any lights reflecting or diffusing shapes around you. As an added measure, you can also aim your exterior mirrors slightly downwards to assist you in moving your head around without catching the glare reflecting from them. Tip: Don’t forget to switch your inside rear-view mirror to Night or Auto-Dim setting, which darkens the mirror to prevent glare.
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