Tips You Need for Driving in the Dark

As the nights get longer, ensure that you know how to safely drive in the dark.

There’s no doubt that driving in the dark is more dangerous. From decreased visibility to increased difficulty in judging speed and distance, motorists face a unique set of challenges when it comes to driving at night. Paired with adverse winter weather conditions on the road, and you have a potentially lethal journey ahead. If you need to improve your skills, check out these tips for driving in the dark.

  • Keep windows clean to avoid increased glare and condensation.
  • Take care not to blind other motorists – Dip your lights when faced with another road user.
  • At dusk, turn on your headlights and keep them on for an hour after sunrise.
  • Watch out for pedestrians, especially in town centers and in neighborhoods.
  • Slow down – even though you may know the road like the back of your hand, the dark can distort your vision.
  • If possible, dim your dashboard lights and reduce reflections and avoid reducing your night vision.
  • Allow more time for your journey so that you’re not driving under pressure.
  • Check your mirrors and scan the road ahead to look for oncoming motorists and animals by the side of the road.

While many drivers prefer night driving because of the cooler weather and less crowded roads. But, because your body is accustomed to sleeping once the dark sets in, starting off a trip with driving in the dark can be tricky to get your body to agree to. Be aware of this and plan accordingly. If you start to feel drowsy on the roads, pull over and rest.

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