- How to ride at night. Driving in the night time
How to ride at night. Driving in the night time
If the night on your way or you desperately need the morning to be at the destination, read the article about how to drive in the night time.
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preparation of the car for night driving
The first question you should check your lights, they must be in working condition and glass is clean.
Provide yourself a normal review — thoroughly wash and dry your windshield and rear and side Windows. In the summer on the windshield stick the remains of mosquitoes, flies, butterflies and other flying insects, and in autumn-winter season normal review prevent raindrops, snow and ice.
Do not be lazy and carefully clean the windscreen so when the headlights of oncoming cars on it avoid various bizarre images, worsening the already bad review and complicating the perception of night traffic.
Also wipe and, if necessary, adjust the rear view mirrors.
How to avoid glare
Switch with high beam headlights on dipped, barely the distance to the oncoming car will amount to 150-200 meters. If the driver of the oncoming car does not switch to low beam, first check to see if by chance and you have high beams? If the mode of lighting is all right, short flashes of distant light can intelligibly remind him that it is time to move to the middle.
Not worth it at the junction to look at the headlights of an oncoming car, nothing interesting there you won't see better move the eye to the right side of the roadway. It is very recommend taking right, increasing intake lateral interval to oncoming cars.
Advance switch to low beam when approaching to the descent or the ascent, approaching the turn on the inside side of the road. Don't wait for the moment when the headlights of your car will literally cut the driver of oncoming cars, blinding him for a few seconds.
Many switch to high beams, yet after returning with the oncoming car. Never do, turn on your high beams only after the came up with oncoming traffic.
If the headlights of an oncoming car when passing you still blinded so much that driving is not out of the question, immediately turn on the hazard lights, reduce your speed and stop without changing the range of motion and not trying to pull over. After recovery of vision turn off the alarm, and having just departed smoothly continue your way on the night road.
Blind can not only counter but also travelling behind the car, especially if he doganay you with the included headlight of headlights. You can give him a signal by blinking emergency lights, but if he still continues to blind you from behind the headlights, it is better to slow down and miss ill-mannered boor, trying not to look at it in the rearview mirror.
Sleep and fatigue
If you struggle with sleep and fatigue anymore and, despite all taken measures, you persistently sleepy, don't want to tempt fate – stop the car and sleep. At a roadside Motel, tent, cabin, or sitting on the front seat – all means will do. Still better and safer than sleeping behind the wheel of a car, speeding through the night highway.
If the technical condition of the car, weather conditions and the quality of the road surface has not the slightest claim, and the road almost deserted, you can move with his usual speed. But if at least one of the above conditions have changed to their disadvantage, immediately slow down and choose safe mode.
Night performing overtaking maneuver beware: artificial lighting light headlight complicates the perception of the real situation on the road, significantly increases the probability of error when estimating the speed and distance of oncoming cars.
The simple rules of driving at night combined with respect for other road users will ensure a trouble-free and safe driving at night.