Tips For Driving in the Dark
Bad weather, poor visibility, and oncoming headlights make driving at night trickier than juggling underwater.
Bad weather, poor visibility, and oncoming headlights make driving at night trickier than juggling underwater. This is a particular problem in the winter as thousands of motorists commute both to and from work in poor light. Fortunately, Simon Elstow from the Institute of Advanced Motorists has a few tips for driving in the dark – but see Google for juggling help:- To improve your view as far as possible, keep your lights and windscreen clean. - Use main beam, but when other drivers are approaching make sure you dip your lights to avoid dazzling the oncoming traffic. - Make sure you can stop safely within the distance you can see to be clear. - If you’re feeling tired, caffeine alone is not a fix. Take a break and have a twenty minute nap. - If an approaching car forgets to dip its lights, look beyond the lights, but to their left to avoid being dazzled as much. - Look at how the traffic ahead behaves for clues to possible problems you can’t see yet. - If it’s gloomy in the morning, don’t forget to put your lights on. Elstow said: “The risk of fatal accidents increases in the dark as visibility is reduced. Have regular eye examinations to ensure you are wearing glasses or contact lenses if you need to.”