To ensure that you have a peaceful and pleasant drive at night, you should keep some of these tips in mind.
Driving around in your car during night time requires a lot of cautionary measures as compared to driving during the day. Even though roads are often fairly empty at night, the darkness can be quite troublesome. The main problem-causing factor is vision. Our vision is significantly restricted after the sun sets. Moreover, the glare from the headlights of other vehicles simply adds to the problem. Therefore, one should always keep certain rules and tips in mind while driving a car at night.
Inspect All The Lights Of Your Car
Before hitting the road, inspect all the lights on your car to ensure they are functioning properly. Check the headlights, brake lights, both indicators as well as the fog lamps. Further, make sure that none of these lights are fused, dirty or foggy, as these things can seriously hamper the driver’s visibility. Moreover, if the lights are not clear, other drivers would also not be alerted of your presence, which could lead to serious mishaps.
Clean Your Car’s Windows And Windscreens
Needless to say, your car’s windscreen is the reason the road ahead is visible to you. Therefore, the windscreen of your vehicle is of utmost importance. Before heading out at night, clean your windscreen as well as your windows to ensure that you get a flawless view of the road. Also, inspect the windscreen wipers as well, since they clean up the windscreen on the go.
Adjust The Rear-View Mirrors Of Your Car
Most modern-day cars come with rear-view mirrors that feature daytime and night time settings. The main advantage of this feature is that you can easily adjust the reflective surface’s angle to avoid the sun’s glare during the day and the headlight of cars or bikes behind you at night. You should also adjust your vehicle’s OVRMs (outside rear-view mirrors) in a way that the headlight’s high-powered beams do not come off as blinding.
Do Not Overspeed
We realize that it can be tempting to just zap your way through the road at night with your fast car. However, over-speeding can prove to be quite lethal both for you as well as the pedestrians and vehicles present on the road. It is recommended that you keep a good distance between your car and the vehicle which is in front of you. This way, if there are any sudden panic stops, it will allow you to avoid any sort of mishap.
Do Not Drive At Night If You Are Very Tired
You should never drive when your body is exhausted, especially at night, mainly because driving sensibly takes a lot of diligence as well as concentration. If you feel tired of driving, make a quick stop at a fuelling station, refresh yourself by stretching or walking around, quench your thirst and wash your face. If you are extremely tired, do not get into your car and start driving, because both you and other vehicles on the road will be at risk.
Driving at night requires utmost caution, attention and care. Therefore, follow these rules and tips to ensure that you have a safe and sound driving experience at night.