Have a relaxed mindset, and never panic during your night driving. Being fearless and sticking onto the road rules would make you half a way through the journey. We have seen some new drivers, who fear in some scenarios causing them to employing break forcefully, shaking the gear leaver to know where number of gear they are in or clicking the viper blades or indicators coming in activity when they fear. Try not to be that, stay calm and do your own actions.
Remove off the stains, dried drops, smudges, finger prints, dust and greasy things to have a clear vision of the road in the night driving glare. First, lift the vipers in the bonnet using your hand and de-dust it, then pour a sufficient quantity of water throughout the windshield and allow draining. Now, use your viper gear to wash the windshield by squeezing the detergents stored beneath the hood. Following these steps will make you to avoid mild scratches on your end glasses and have a clear vision on the street.
Applying the viper as such to wash the windshield may swipe up the dirt and sand particles gathered around the blades and can result in permanent scratches in your windshield.
GLARY NIGHT VISION AT NIGHT DRIVING
Additional care should be compensated for car driving, especially by the beginners to medium skilled drivers during night times, than during the day. Driving the car at night times seems to be a frightening part for many drivers on account of the glary vision of the opposite vehicle that leads them blind for some microseconds when passing by. Keep in mind, glary visions are the main risks of driving at night.
For this, avoid seeing the light beams of the opposite vehicle and focus on the road space necessary for the lively movement of your vehicle during precisely the crossing time of the opposite motor vehicle. While crossing, if you are not sure about the street, do not apply, but be ready to pedal on the brake, especially when you travel on the street where you handled some spots and damages already.
LOW/HIGH BEAM LEVER
Use your high and low beam index wisely. Use high beams at night driving just once you see no cars on the other hand. Flipping from low to high beam for a while can really assist you in finding the pot holes, humps, broken ridges and the damaged roads even at long distance with a shadowed vision.
Pull down the high beam to low level to create your nearby road visible as you pass the opposite vehicle on the exact same road. This on the other hand, indicates the contrary vehicle driver to do the same, so the drivers may have a better vision in low beam (some drivers don’t obey this and you don’t have to fret about it). If you head other vehicles coming opposite continuously, try to be in the low beam position. This will help the contrary driver to have his eyesight properly without your high beam.
Keep your eye sights near the end of the road covering almost all of the area of your road. Try to understand this. When you push in dark, try to maintain your sight sticking to the regions as your car head lamps explore new regions of the roads. Actually, this will help us to have some time to respond when we find some abnormalities on the streets like, humps, potholes, speed breakers and etc..
PARKING LIGHT FOR ROUGH ROADS
Roads are always associated with patches and damages contributing to small to large damages to the vehicle. In some bad cases, a neat, smooth road ends all of a sudden and is still a poor, damaged roads with pits and hard rocks. This is often faced during the night driving time causing the car more vulnerable to hurt, especially once you drive at a constant high speed. When you face such situation, slowing your car immediately may harm your vehicle, as the vehicles following you don’t expect this from you. In such instances, switch your parking light in one hand and this can signal the drivers coming from you to control their speed without hitting your car’s back.
I’ve tried this many a time where I felt safe.
Especially, when you lead on a street followed by three or four vehicles at steady rate would not expect you to stop or slowing abruptly for a poor situation in the middle of the road unexpectedly. Occasionally running your car on the damages streets is better than getting hit by the rear following vehicles.
If you would like to stop your car crisply in such cases, cut down your rate from 100 km/h until it reaches to 60-50km/h and release the brake and re-press the brake pedal barely once again will make your car stop safely. Not to harm your co-passengers, give signal to your passengers on emergency braking.
Sleepy drivers are really the dangerous giant in the streets of both day and night driving whom we need to eliminate. But more often, the vulnerability is greater at night times due to less traffic and perfect time to sleep, especially for those who are tired of driving from long distance. Even research was done on this and discovered that tiresome motorists take micro sleep for 6 to 10 seconds without their knowledge.
Giving a short horn during overtakes, especially for long vehicles like trucks, lorry, buses and etc., would add another layer of security for you. Pressing the horn for twice would make the truck driver to have a note on you and your activities.
OVERTAKE USING OTHER CAR WINDSHIELD
In such situations, based on the chance of crossing one another, you might need to remain in the flock by driving at slow speed for a little while. Later the group gets spread as vehicles proceed overtaking one after another. In such instances, we might continue to stay in the same lane, whereas one or two additional vehicles of same lane direction would proceed to the opposite lane to overtake. If you’re among the one behind the vehicle travelling in the opposite lane, then it’s more responsible job for you to have your safety.
Sometimes the overtaking vehicle would return into its own lane, while going another vehicle on the opposite lane. Also, the overtaking driver might have space and time just for his vehicle to pass , where you might end up in trouble following him on the opposite lane. This generally happens to a lot of drivers when they lose their patience in staying at the flock of vehicles for some time. During overtakes, as you have a car before you, try to see through his windshield to get an idea about the opposite lane automobile. This can actually help you to have some extra time to decide to slow down or coming back to your own lane again
Give short horns at regular intervals (pom pom pom) than pressing the horn to provide a lengthy press (poooooooom). This may sound funny, but it actually works. Especially, when we get in contact with other roads passing across or the street that connects to the highways. Giving such short horns will make the folks to notice about your car coming being ready to cross the street.
Some streets are wide for long distance and later divides into two roads, while a brief half a meter elevation divider separates two roads that has blurred marking or with no reflector stickers. This sort of dividers is insecure specifically when they begin after coming down from a bridge. All sorts of such problems aren’t such a major problem in daylight, but in the nighttime driving, particularly when we travel on the new roads, it’s highly important. So beware of short divider.
Turning roads are in reality a trap for us, it sounds simpler than they actually appear. This is not about the hair-pin bending where we would not be in a pace of rate.
When you don’t get the vision of the bending street, for sure be watchful and bring down the speed is on the safer side. Never misjudge the street curve for our security measures. Sometimes, some open land streets have some treats like, that we might not know whether the road bends to the right or left until you reach closure. Be sure to stick on to the lane and pull down the rate in such situation without being panic.
EMPTY WATER BOTTLE
Having juices and drinks on travel might add a great value for the journey, however small bottles of less than a litre might cause some trouble if it is on the ground unnoticed in dim light, as they might run in between the three pedals. But no need to remember a horror scene whenever you see a pet bottle in the car, rather just keep an eye on them when you’re handling them.
A real driver never takes chances in collapsing the whole happy journey or the fun of driving a vehicle. Feeling tired and sleepy after a long continuous drive is truly a human nature and some of us really feel shame telling we feel tired and handing over the car to our partner or friends. Most accidents happening at night time are higher due to lack of sleep of the drivers which is bad for us and others too.