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Driving Tips For Night Owls

Driving at night is not easy; the dividers, tail lamps, traffic can easily turn out to be sources of distraction, often leading to an accident. Heavy vehicles such as trucks, vans, etc. are usually operative at night which can further increase your chances of meeting with an accident. Thus, this makes it important for you to follow certain road safety tips when driving at night.

Ensure that the lights of your car are operative: Before you take off your road journey in the night, ensure that the lights in your car are in a working condition. Get the headlamps checked

Clear the windscreen: Dirty windows are more prone to accumulate steam on the screen, making it difficult for you to look through. They also increase glare. Wipe the windscreen with a microfiber towel, water and a newspaper. So it is important that you make sure that the windows of the car are cleaned properly to ensure you can travel safely.

Take regular breaks: When driving overnight, it’s always a good idea to take regular breaks to ensure you are not tired up or fall asleep. Sip on to some tea or coffee to avoid falling asleep.

Don’t get dazzled by the lights: When driving in the night, you won’t be alone on the road and there would be many other vehicles moving in and out. Vehicles approaching you may distract you with its high beaming lights. This can strain your eyes and can make you lose control of the vehicle. To prevent this, do not look directly at the vehicle and try to look towards the other side of the road.

Adjust the mirrors: To ensure you enjoy a safe driving experience, adjust the rear-view mirrors to get an idea of the vehicles approaching from behind. So adjust the mirror in such a way that you can see the traffic behind you and not the reflection of the headlamps that can dazzle your eyes.

Have an idea of the road ahead: In case you are driving on an unfamiliar road, drive slowly than the normal speed to avoid meeting with an accident.

Do not overtake: Do not overtake as it can lead to an injury or death caused to you or the third party. Be wary of aggressive drivers and do not lose your calm when someone tries to overtake you. Keep yourself away from any agreements and fights as even a blink of an eye can cause an accident.

Take enough rest: Driving overnight can cause stress and can also give you body pain. There would be times when you would feel sleepy too. Hence, it is imperative that you take enough rest before starting your road journey. And if you feel tired, then ensure that you are accompanied by someone else who knows how to drive.

Do not overload the vehicle: Never overload the vehicle with too many passengers or goods. Overloading the vehicle will have an impact on the car’s dynamic behavior and also increase the effect of braking.

Disclaimer: The above information is for illustrative purpose only. For more details, please refer to policy wordings and prospectus before concluding the sales.

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