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NIGHT DRIVING

Night Driving

The main related factors that influence in night accidents are the driver, the roadway and the vehicle. Definitely you will get a greater risk if you drive at night. Driver factors are: vision, glare and fatigue. Roadway factors are: poor lighting and drunk drivers. Vehicle factors include: headlights, reflectors, taillights, clearance lights, marker lights and identification lights, turn signals and brake lights, windshield and mirrors.

Follow these driving indications:

  • Don't abuse of lights, turn headlights on the appropriate hour. Use low beams with fog lamps, only during fog or inclement weather.
  • Your vehicle always must be visible and all exterior lights work properly. But if your car breakdown, pull off the road and turn on emergency flashers.
  • Avoid looking oncoming headlights; use the "day-night" feature on the mirror to avoid glare from other vehicles. Keep your attention in the white line.
  • Dim and keep appropriate vehicle's interior lighting to reduce glare.
  • Clean windshield, all windows and headlights. It will reduce efficiently the glare.
  • Maintain the distance around five seconds; it will give you more time to react in potential problems.
  • Drive in a prudent speed. It will allow distance you of a risk accident.
  • Take a short nap and never drive tired. Keep good ventilation inside the vehicle.
  • Avoid driving distractions.