Know how to stay safe while driving in the dark.
The nights are starting to draw in and winter is rapidly approaching. Now, you may find yourself driving to and from work in poor weather and visibility conditions. To help, we’ve rounded up some essential tips for driving safely in the dark.
Pay attention to your lights
Your lights will prove to be your best friends while traveling in darkness. Before you set off, check that all of your lights are working correctly. Remember to check the signal lights and ask a friend to help you check the taillights. Remember to use dipped beams in urban areas. When there are no cars in front of you and there isn’t any oncoming traffic, feel free to use high beams. Remember to turn them back to low beams when other vehicles approach so that you don’t dazzle other drivers.
Keep the windows clean
Enhance your visibility by keeping your car’s windows clean and clear – both inside and out. Failing to do so will make them more prone to steaming up, and the glare from other vehicles on the road will also worsen.
Scan the road ahead
Read the road ahead for signs of oncoming drivers or wildlife activity. Watch out for pedestrians and cyclists, too, as they can be difficult to spot after dark.
These tips can help you to stay safe while driving in the dark. For all of your car insurance needs, contact C.V. Mason Insurance Agency in Bristol, Connecticut. We will work with you to ensure you have the right amount of auto insurance coverage, all at the right price to fit your budget.