Advice on driving in the dark

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With the clocks going back at the weekend, the Institute of Advanced Motorists is offering the motorists the following advice on driving in the dark. · To improve your view as far as possible, keep your lights and windscreen clean. It’s easy to forget the inside of the windows, but keeping them clean helps...
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With the clocks going back at the weekend, the Institute of Advanced Motorists is offering the motorists the following advice on driving in the dark.SÈrie thÈmatique : La stratÈgie de Lisbonne

· To improve your view as far as possible, keep your lights and windscreen clean. It’s easy to forget the inside of the windows, but keeping them clean helps prevent them from misting-up.

· Use main beam on a dark unlit road, but when other drivers or riders are approaching make sure you dip your lights to avoid dazzling the oncoming road users.

· Making sure you can stop safely within the distance you can see to be clear still applies in the dark.

· Look at how the traffic ahead behaves for clues to possible problems you can’t see yet – the way other lights behave can tell you a lot.

· Use the headlights of the car you are following to show you to let you see further ahead.

· Don’t look at any lights themselves, but at what they show – so you can make use of more of the light there is from any source, without losing your “night vision” any more than you have to.

· Use the reflective road signs and lines to help you see where the road goes and where there are particular problems

· If an approaching car forgets to dip its lights, look beyond the lights to their left to avoid being dazzled as much.

· If it’s gloomy in the morning, don’t forget to put your lights on then too.

 

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