If it seems like driving under the cover of night is a bit more challenging than during the day, you’d be right. The night presents more danger risks for drivers that can lead to costly accidents.
But, preparing for nighttime driving in these ways can help you get better at driving in the dark.
Keep the car clean
Dirty windows can make seeing into the night especially difficult. In addition to blocking your vision, grim from sand, dirt and bugs can obscure the light coming off of street lamps, making your view ahead blurry.
Drivers who keep their windows clean on the outside and inside will have an easier time seeing at night. To clean your windows, you can use a carwash or purchase any household glass cleaner.
Adjust your mirrors
Your mirrors come with adjustment options that can greatly reduce the glare of headlights behind you. In some cases, you may be able to dim these mirrors to reduce the brightness of drivers who use their high beams in the dark.
Without this distraction, you’ll be better able to see and focus on the road ahead of you at night.
Check your eyes
Some people have more trouble seeing at night than they do during the day for other reasons. If you are having trouble reading signs while driving at night, you should schedule an appointment with an eye doctor to get a prognosis on your vision. A prescription specifically for nighttime driving may help you navigate the roads more easily.
Following these simple tips can make a huge impact on your ability to see and navigate the roads more easily at night, potentially saving you from a costly motor vehicle accident.