August 14, 2008

Night driving

For a new driver, experiencing different driving situations can sometimes be a little daunting. However, it is all about safe practice and correct procedure. One driving situation a driver will experience at least once in their life is night driving. This term refers to driving a vehicle in the late evening or night time when there is low or no daylight. Night driving can be dangerous, so it is vital you are fully prepared before commencing a journey.

The first thing to check is that you are able to see adequately. If you have, poor eyesight then ensure you are wearing your correct eye aid. Then if you are leaving a brightly lit building then make sure you allow your eyes time to adjust to the darkness of night. Guarantee that your window shield is clear both of the interior and exterior of your vehicle.

Before commencing, check to see if your car lights are all working appropriately. The headlights should work in both positions – main beam and dip. When you are travelling along a dimly lit or dark road use your high beams if there is little traffic. In a town, roads that are well lit up and main roads utilise your dipped lights.

Also do not drive if you are feeling tired in anyway, as fatigue is potentially very dangerous. We at Britannia Driving School train our learner drivers to take the correct procedures and night driving is one of the main aspects we cover.

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