How to Improve Your Safety When Driving At Night

Now that it's fall, the days are only going to get shorter. Not to mention, Daylight Savings ends next month *sigh*.  With the sun setting earlier, it means you're more likely to drive in the dark. It's a proven fact that night driving is 3x more dangerous. Not only is it harder to see at night, but there are other obstacles such as bright glares from other vehicles' LED headlights. To overcome the obstacles you may face, we've put together four pointers that will help improve your visibility of the road at night:

  1. Clear Your Windshield - Dirty and damaged windshields can cause light to scatter, hide road obstacles, and potentially intensify the impacts of glares. To make you're safe and comfortable, remember to clean both the inside and outside of your windshields repeatedly. Furthermore, make sure you have functioning windshield wipers and a sufficient amount of wiper fluid.
  2. Don't Refrain from Using Your High Beams - Some people are anxious to turn on their high beams. However, if you know when and how to use them, it shouldn't be an issue. As long as there are no oncoming cars, feel free to run them on to improve your view of the road.
  3. Get Your Eyes Checked - If you have trouble seeing, you should consider getting your eyes checked. Your eyes may have worsened over time or with age. An eye doctor can prescribe you glasses or contacts (if you don't have them already) to enhance your vision and ease the strain on your eyes.
  4. Test Your Lights - The fall is the perfect time to walk around and test all your vehicle lights (low beams, high beams, daytime lights, turn signals, and brake lights). Not only do you have to rely on them daily, but it's essential they work in unpredictable, bad weather such as rain, fog, or snow.

We hope some of these tips improve your perception of the road at night. For the top-of-the-line maintenance and repairs, such as auto glass repairs, we invite you to Monticello Auto Service today!

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