Safety tips for driving in the dark.
The nights are drawing in and now is the time to prepare for driving in limited visibility. The darkness, in combination with weather conditions, makes driving more difficult. To help, we’ve rounded up some essential tips for driving in the dark.
Most rear-view mirrors have two settings, one being for night-time driving. If you notice a glare in your mirror from the headlights of the vehicles behind you, adjust the setting so the bright lights don’t interfere with your vision. Avoid being dazzled by headlights from oncoming cars by looking slightly to the right.
Check the Lights
Before you set off, turn on all your car’s exterior lights, including headlights and signal lights. Walk around the car and ensure that no bulbs are burnt out. Ask a friend or neighbor to check your brake lights, too.
Only Use High Beams When Necessary
High beams are extremely helpful for seeing the road ahead when it’s pitch black outside, but they can create visibility issues for oncoming drivers. If you must use high beams, be quick to turn them off as soon as you see oncoming vehicles.
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