Welcome back to our two part series going over some simple ways that you can drive safer at night. We covered some pretty important tips in the first part of this series, and we hope that you took them into consideration. However, driving safe at night doesn’t end there. While there are countless ways in which you can train yourself to be a safer driver while on the road at night, here are some final tips for you to implement every night…
- Don’t look directly at oncoming lights: The great thing about headlights is that they allow you to see other oncoming cars on the road. However, just as its ill advised to look directly into the sun, it’s also dangerous to stare directly into the lights of oncoming cars. Even though they aren’t as bright as the sun, they can impair your immediate vision, which can make other objects on the road appear blurry and disoriented. Another reason why you shouldn’t be looking at the headlights of oncoming cars is that not every headlight shines the same. Some cars now sport high beam, LED lights. These are painful to look at, and can leave your eyesight with various spots.
- Turn your fog lights on for additional light: Even if you just had your headlights replaced, you might not be comfortable with the amount of light they can give off. If this is the case, you can turn your fog lights on in addition to your regular headlights to give you additional light while you drive. Unlike your bright lights, fog lights can be turned on at any time, and can be used for any reason. They are low enough to not disrupt someone else’s vision on the road.
Remember, always drive safely no matter what time of the day you’re on the road, and always obey traffic laws!