With limited visibility, the level of danger and risk when driving in the dark will rise. Some of the following suggestions may be helpful to you when driving at night.
Prepare for the night journey
Cleaning windshield and mirrors of the entire car inside and out will help your visibility best while dirty mirrors or windshiled will limit your vision.
With a number of modern vehicles, you should use the function to adjust the angle of headlights that match the vehicle load. The heavier rear lift the frontal up high and therefore headlight angle has to be smaller to avoid blinding the driver of the vehicle in the opposite direction.
Outside rearview and mirror inside the car should also be adjusted to night time position to avoid being dazzled by the headlights of the vehicle behind.
You should take a few minutes for the eyes to adjust and get used to the dark before you set off.
Turn off all kinds of lightning inside the vehicle such as reading lamp is essential to not affect the ability to concentrate as well as observations of the driver. If possible, you should adjust the dashboard brightness moderate enough to read the underlying index, but not too bright to not irritate the eyes.
Driving at the speed that you feel confident and mastering your vision will help you less stress when driving and are easy to handle unexpected situations on the road.
Control your car moving on the right lanes according to splitter between the lanes will help mastering the road surfaces.
When overtaking on the same lane, use the projector (also known as the dipped beam headlights) and flashing signal in front of said vehicle to give the way.
When passing mountain at night, you should keep a safe speed and control staying on the lane, slightly overlapped to the lane closed to the mountain will get you more peace of mind mentality. Judge the opposite car headlights to produce a safest placement for the two vehicles.
Using headlights in night drive
Use headlights flexibly will ensure your safety and others on the road. You should only use headlight’s high beam when on empty road with no cars in front or run in the opposite direction. If not, the opposite driver will be completely dazzled and could not do all the car's controls.
When driving at night, the driver often uses high beam for broader vision. To ensure safety, you should flash the high beam a few times to get the better feeling of the road in front before turn it parmanently, it also helps you avoid illusional state of mind by the action of direct light.
When you see the car going in the opposite direction, turning away from high beam to low to avoid blinding drivers are facing. You should flashing headlights 2 to 3 times to signal for said vehicle that you are approaching.
In addition, the blinks will also help you judge the opposite driver being sleepy or not , and let you have ability to make decision in advance. If blinks many times and that facing car does not react, it is best to slow down and drift a bit into your lane.
With dark road, use extra fog lights to increase visibility both sides of the road. Especially, fog light does not glare driver of the car driving in the opposite.
In general, doesno’t matter if driving in high or low beam mode, when a car passing in opsite drirection, in a moment that vision will almost lost. Therefore, when approaching, the best solution is to keep to the right of your line, help quickly restore visibility.
Solution to avoid sleepy when driving at night
Stop the car and drink coffee or tea to regain consciousness. Approximately 30 minutes after the last drink , you should continue on the road because it takes time to rest and for caffeine absorbed into the blood.
Before a long night driving, you should sleep at least 6 hours or more.
Do not work all day and drive all night. Drive when you awake and rest overnight rather than driving through all day and night. Avoid driving at sleepy times such as mid noon or mid-night to morning. If you are not allow to sleep during those time, then pause and rest a few minutes. Avoid eating foods high in carbohydrates while to eat protein-rich foods. Avoid using drugs that cause drowsiness, such as arllagie, cold medicine when driving.
When driving alone, you should turn on the radio, sometimes changing programs to combat sleepiness. In addition, take 2-hour break every 100 to 150 miles. You should stay out of the car on those rest, do some exercises especially for neck and shoulder. Set up driving schedule in advance and you should not exceed 600 km / day.
When to rest?
When you can not remember the last miles you just passed.
When you shift away from your own lane.
When you no longer feel focus.
When you yawn constantly.
When you find it difficult to concentrate or open your eyes.
And when you almost hit something.