STAY CALM AND FEARLESS
Have a relaxed mindset, and never panic during your night driving. Being fearless and sticking on the street rules would allow you to half a way through the journey. We have seen some new drivers, who panic in some situations causing them to employing break forcefully, shaking the gear leaver to understand where number of gear they’re in or clicking the viper blades or indicators coming in action when they fear. Try not to be that, stay calm and do your actions.
Eliminate the stains, dried drops, smudges, finger prints, dust and greasy matters to have a clear vision of the road at night driving glare. First, lift the vipers from the bonnet using your hand and de-dust that, then pour a sufficient amount of water all over the windshield and allow draining. Now, use your viper equipment to wash the windshield by squeezing the detergents stored beneath the hood. Following these steps will make you to avoid mild scratches on your wind glasses and have a clear vision on the road.
Implementing the viper as such to clean the windshield can swipe up the dirt and mud particles accumulated around the blades and can result in permanent scratches on your windshield.
Additional care must be compensated for car driving, especially by the beginners to moderate skilled drivers during night times, than during the day. Driving the car at night times appears to be a frightening part for many motorists on account of the glary vision of the opposite vehicle that leads them blind for some microseconds when passing by. Bear in mind, glary visions are the main dangers of driving at night.
For this, avoid seeing the light beams of the other vehicle and focus on the road space required for the lively movement of your vehicle during the exact crossing time of their opposite motor vehicle. While crossing, if you’re not sure about the street, do not apply, but be prepared to pedal on the brake, especially when you travel on the street where you managed some patches and damages already.
Use your high and low beam indicator sensibly. Use high beams at night driving just when you find no cars on the other hand. Flipping from low to high beam for a while can actually help you in locating the pot holes, humps, broken ridges and the damaged streets 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 opposite vehicle driver to do the same, so the drivers may have a better vision in low beam (some drivers do not obey this and you don’t have to fret about it). If you head other vehicles coming reverse continuously, try to maintain the low beam position. This will assist the contrary driver to have his eyesight properly without your high beam.
KEEP YOUR VISION LONG
Keep your eye sights near the end of the road covering just about all of the area of your road. Try to comprehend this. When you push in dark, try to keep your sight sticking to the areas as your car head lamps explore new areas of the roads. Actually, this will help us to have some time to react when we find some abnormalities on the roads like, humps, potholes, speed breakers and etc..
PARKING LIGHT FOR ROUGH ROADS
Roads are always associated with patches and damages leading 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 bad, ruined roads with pits and hard stones. 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 damage your car, as the vehicles following you don’t expect this from you. In such cases, switch your parking light in one hand, which may indicate the drivers coming behind you to control their speed without hitting your vehicle’s back.
I’ve tried this many a time where I felt secure.
Particularly, when you lead on a road followed by three or four vehicles behind you at constant speed wouldn’t expect you to stop or slowing abruptly for a bad situation in the middle of the street unexpectedly. Occasionally running your car on the damages roads is far better than getting hit by the rear following vehicles.
If you would like to stop your car crisply in such instances, cut down your speed from 100 km/h till it reaches to 60-50km/h and release the brake and re-press the brake pedal barely once more 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 nighttime driving whom we will need to eliminate. But more frequently, the vulnerability is greater at night times due to less traffic and perfect time to sleep, especially for people who are tired of driving from long distance. Even research has been done on this and found that tiresome drivers take micro sleep for 6 to 10 seconds without their knowledge.
Giving a short horn during overtakes, particularly for long vehicles such as trucks, lorry, buses and etc., would add another layer of safety for you. Pressing the horn for double would make the truck driver to have a notice on you and your actions.
In such situations, based on the chance of crossing one another, you may need to remain in the flock by driving at slow speed for a little while. Later the group gets spread as vehicles move ahead overtaking one after another. In such instances, we might continue to stay in the same lane, while one or two additional vehicles of same lane direction would move to the opposite lane to overtake. If you’re one of the one behind the vehicle travelling in the opposite lane, then it is more responsible job for you to have your safety.
Sometimes the overtaking vehicle would return into its own lane, while heading another vehicle on the opposite lane. Also, the overtaking driver might have space and time only for his vehicle to pass , where you may end up in trouble following him on the opposite lane. This generally happens to many drivers when they lose their patience in staying at the flock of vehicles for a while. 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
SHORT HORN SOUNDS
Give brief horns at regular intervals (pom pom pom) than pressing the horn to provide a long press (poooooooom). This might sound funny, but it actually works. Especially, when we get in touch with other roads passing across or the road that connects to the highways. Giving this type of short horns would make the people to notice about your car coming being prepared to cross the street.
Some roads are wide for long distance and later divides into two roads, though a brief half a meter elevation divider separates two roads that has blurred marking or with no reflector stickers. This sort of dividers is risky specifically when they begin after coming down from a bridge. All kinds of such problems are not such a major problem in daylight, but in the nighttime driving, especially when we travel on the new roads, it’s highly important. So beware of short divider.
TURNING ROADS AND BAD CURVES
Turning roads are actually a trap for us, it sounds simpler than they really appear. This is not about the hair-pin bending at which we would not be at a pace of speed.
Whenever you don’t get the vision of the bending street, for sure be alert and bring the speed down is on the safer side. Never misjudge the road curve for our safety measures. At times, some open land roads have some treats such as, that we may not know if the road bends to the left or right until you get to closure. Be certain to stick to the lane and pull down the speed in such situation without being panic.
EMPTY WATER BOTTLE
Having juices and drinks on traveling might add a excellent value for your journey, however smaller bottles of less than a litre might cause some trouble if it’s on the ground unnoticed in dim light, as they may run in between the three pedals. But no need to recall a horror scene whenever you see a pet bottle in the car, rather just keep an eye on them when you’re handling them.
When you feel tired, never hesitate to leave the driver’s seat for the sake prestige or fame. A real driver never takes chances in collapsing the whole happy journey or the fun of driving a car. Feeling tired and sleepy after a long constant drive is truly a human nature and some people really feel shame telling we feel tired and handing over the car to our spouse or friends. Most accidents occurring at night are higher because of lack of sleep of those drivers which is bad for us and us too.