It is obvious that driving at night is more dangerous than during any other time of day, if not the most dangerous.
In fact, according to National Safety Council, the risk driving at night has 3 times higher than during any other time and around 49 percent of fatal car accidents are during night time.
Moreover, many drivers
Thus, knowing the technique of driving safely at night may be more important than you think. In this article, we will introduce top 10 most important tips that help to eliminate the danger of driving at night.
Before driving at night, avoid things that make you feel drowsy
It is obvious that falling asleep or feeling sleepy will increa
The first is to make sure you have rested well before driving at night. Lack of sleep and rest is usually the main sources of drowsy driving accidents.
Second, avoid taking medicines that make you drowsy.
Third, you might not know that things that you eat also could make you drowsy. In fact, research has shown that meals with
And finally, you should have coffee or other caffeine products before driving. Research shows that drinking two cups of coffee (or equivalent amount) could help you stay away from “sleep attack” for an hour.
Ensure your headlights clean and correctly aimed
Headlights are one of the most important determinants of your night driving safety. If your car headlights are in not good condition, your risks of having an accident are significantly increased since you could hardly see ahead while driving at night with un-proper working headlights.
However, car headlights, even in brand-new ones, are usually angled lower to the ground or aligned unevenly. If aimed incorrectly, even brightest headlights in the world would be not useful for illuminating the road in front of you. Hence, it is necessary to have your headlights re-adjusted. You could do that at a professional mechanic’s shop, this service is usually quite quick and cheap. If you would like to adjust headlights yourself, make sure to strictly follow the instructions in your car’s owner’s manual. In addition, you should be patient since there will be a few trials before your car headlights are perfectly
Moreover, you should also frequently check the
Ensure clean windows and clean exterior mirrors
Ensure to use your high-beam lights correctly
Don’t stare at the incoming lights.
Consider adding fog lights
Reduce your speed during your night drive
Ensure to take frequent breaks during your night driving
Keep your eyes moving
Keep your eyes healthy
Alvin Reyes has expertise in automotive evaluation. He collaborated with famous newspapers and is still making efforts in tire review for DrivingPress.com