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Tips for Driving at Night

Published on February 18, 2020. EST READ TIME: 5 MIN

Driving at night is not easy, with dividing, tail lamps can be a distraction, meandering the traffic can be a tough task as many of the goods vehicle, trucks, vans are on the road. The chance of a rider meeting with an accident is much higher in the night due to lower vision. This makes it important for you to follow certain road safety tips when driving at night

Let’s look at some of the suggestions that can make your driving at night safer

  • Before you take off your road journey in the night, ensure that the lights in your two wheeler are in a working condition. Get the headlamps checked and consider replacing them on annual basis

  • Always follow the traffic rules while riding but at the same time be extra cautious of the other vehicles that are travelling and are trying to overtake

  • Tail lights provide a safety aspect of the vehicle. They show the rear edge of the vehicle to allow other drivers to appropriately gauge the size and shape of the two wheeler. Ensure that it is working properly before you set out on driving at night

  • Although you can take as many precautions but there can come times when your two wheeler breaks down in the middle of night, you need to carry tool kit so that you can fix the small issues on the spot

  • We are not the only travelers on the road, it is used by other creatures like cattle, dogs, cats and other wild life, so be considerate and take the necessary precautions that would ensure their safety while crossing the road


Even though you are following traffic rules, unfortunate events like accidents do happen, some due to your fault and some due the fault of others. The third party affected in the incident can raise a claim on you for the damages that they have incurred. This can prove to be a big setback for you financially. By having a two wheeler insurance, you can ensure third party claims and damages to your two wheeler is covered. Also it is mandatory as per the Motor Vehicles Act 1988 and the Motor Vehicle Amendment Act 2019 that all riders need to have a valid motor insurance at all times.

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

This blog has been written by Mukesh Kumar | Motor Insurance Expert | 36+ years of experience in insurance industry A veteran in the insurance industry, Mukesh Kumar has the expertise of handling various functions like Business Development, Underwriting, Claims, Human Resources, Quality Management and Marketing. With rich knowledge of the industry, he loves to share his views on topics of insurance sector and takes special interest in educating people on advantages of having insurance. Mr. Mukesh Kumar recommends "getting your two wheeler insured from HDFC ERGO, a brand serving more than 1 crore+ customers.

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