The nights are starting to draw in and winter is rapidly approaching. Now, you may find yourself driving to and from work in poor weather and visibility conditions. To help, we’ve rounded up some essential tips for driving safely in the dark.
Pay attention to your lights
Your lights will prove to be your best friends while traveling in darkness. Before you set off, check that all of your lights are working correctly. Remember to check the signal lights and ask a friend to help you check the taillights. Remember to use dipped beams in urban areas. When there are no cars in front of you and there isn’t any oncoming traffic, feel free to use high beams. Remember to turn them back to low beams when other vehicles approach so that you don’t dazzle other drivers.
Keep the windows clean
Enhance your visibility by keeping your car’s windows clean and clear – both inside and out. Failing to do so will make them more prone to steaming up, and the glare from other vehicles on the road will also worsen.
Scan the road ahead
Read the road ahead for signs of oncoming drivers or wildlife activity. Watch out for pedestrians and cyclists, too, that become difficult to spot after dark.
It’s always recommended that you take regular breaks when driving long distances, but this is even more vital when you’re driving overnight.
We hope that these tips help you to drive safely in the dark this season! Make sure that you have an auto insurance policy that works for you. To get started on quality coverage, contact Abatelli Group, Inc., serving motorists in Whitestone and neighboring cities in New York.