Night Driving (continued)
safe driving at night:
- Prepare your car for
night driving. Clean headlights, taillights and windows
- Turn your headlights
on before the sun goes down. Lights may not help you
see better at early dusk or dawn, but they'll make
it easier for other drivers to see you.
should be properly adjusted so you can see the road,
but not blind other drivers. When following another
vehicle, keep your headlights on low beams.
- If an oncoming car doesn't
lower beams from high to low, evade their glare by
watching the right edge of the roadway, and using
it as a steering point.
- Decrease your speed.
It is hard to judge other vehicle speeds and distances
- Increase the distance
between yourself and the car ahead.
You should be capable of stopping inside the
illuminated area of your headlights. If not, you will be overdriving your headlights,
thus creating a blind crash area in front of your
- Night driving safety
is essential as soon as the sun goes down. Twilight
is one of the most challenging times to drive. Your
eyes are constantly adapting to the changes in darkness.
- Smoking in the car also