There are more hazards when driving at night as there are many factors that can affect your driving during this dark hours. For example, your perception will not be 100% clear compared to driving during the day. You’re also more likely not be able to distinguish colours and signs at night. So it’s important to know how you can drive more safely in the dark. We’ve come up with the following tips below.
When heading out, make sure that your headlights are intact and aligned in front of you so that you would be able to see what’s ahead of you. If the headlights are not aligned correctly, they could potentially be aiming at other drivers which can be dangerous as this can block their vision.
Do not drive at night when you are feeling tired or drowsy. If you feel tired, it’s best to park somewhere quiet and take a short nap to regain your focus and alertness for driving at night.
Driving at night can be difficult for all drivers, so it’s ideal to leave more space between you and the car on the front and behind. This will allow you and other drivers to have more time when they need to stop.
Scan the Road
Be alert at all times and try to the scan the road when possible. Don’t just focus on one sight, always look around while still maintaining your driving and focus on the road ahead of you.
Keep your Windshield clear
Your windshield may not be a problem during the day. However, they can be a problem during the night especially when your windshield has a few smudges or blemishes around. This can be distracting when driving at night. Simply get a suitable cloth and wipe off any stains before driving at night.