STAY CALM AND FEARLESS
Have a relaxed mindset, and never panic during your night driving. Being fearless and sticking onto the street rules would allow you to half a way through the journey. We’ve seen some new drivers, who fear in certain scenarios causing them to applying break forcefully, shaking the gear leaver to understand in which number of gear they are clicking or in the viper blades or indicators coming in activity when they fear. Try to not be that, remain calm and do your own actions.
Remove off the stains, dried drops, smudges, finger prints, dust and fatty things to have a clear vision of the road in the night driving glare. First, lift the vipers in the bonnet using your hands and de-dust it, then pour a sufficient amount of water throughout the windshield and let draining. Now, use your viper gear to clean the windshield by squeezing the detergents stored under 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 can swipe up the dirt and sand particles gathered around the blades and can result in permanent scratches on your windshield.
GLARY NIGHT VISION AT NIGHT DRIVING
Additional care must be paid for car driving, notably by the novices to moderate 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 this glary vision of the opposite vehicle that leads them blind for some microseconds when passing by. Bear in mind, glary dreams are the primary risks of driving at night.
For this, avoid seeing the light beams of the opposite vehicle and focus on the road space required for the lively movement of your car during the exact crossing time of the opposite motor vehicle. While crossing, if you’re uncertain about the street, do not apply, but be prepared to pedal on the brake, particularly once you travel on the road where you managed some patches and damages already.
Use your high and low beam indicator sensibly. Use high beams at night driving just once you find no cars on the opposite side. Flipping from low to high beam for a while can really help you in finding the pot holes, humps, broken ridges and the damaged roads even at long distance using a shadowed vision.
Pull down the high beam to low level to make your nearby road visible while you pass the opposite vehicle on the 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 do not obey this and you don’t have to fret about it). If you head other vehicles coming reverse continuously, try to be in the low beam position. This will help the contrary driver to have his eyesight properly with no high beam.
KEEP YOUR VISION LONG
Keep your eye sights long to the end of the road covering almost all the area of your road. Try to comprehend this. When you drive in dark, try to maintain your sight sticking to the regions as your automobile head lamps explore new regions of the roads. Actually, this will help us to have some time to react when we locate some abnormalities on the streets like, humps, potholes, speed breakers and etc..
Roads are always related to patches and damages leading to small to large damages to the car. In some bad cases, a neat, smooth road ends all of a sudden and continues to be a bad, ruined roads with pits and hard stones. This can be faced during the night driving time causing the car more vulnerable to hurt, especially when you drive at a constant high speed. When you face such circumstances, slowing your car immediately may damage your car, as the vehicles following you do not expect this from you. In such cases, change your parking light in one hand, which may indicate the drivers coming from 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 at steady rate wouldn’t expect you to stop or slowing abruptly for a poor scenario in the middle of the street unexpectedly. Occasionally running your car on the damages streets is better than getting hit by the back following vehicles.
If you would like to stop your car crisply in such cases, reduce 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 again will make your car stop safely. Not to damage your co-passengers, give signal to your passengers on emergency braking.
Sleepy drivers are the dangerous giant at the streets of both day and nighttime driving whom we will 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 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 like trucks, lorry, buses and etc., would add another layer of safety for you. Pressing the horn for twice would make the truck driver to have a notice on you and your actions.
Occasionally we see groups of vehicles flocks together on overtaking heavy loaded or long vehicles. In situations like this, based on the chance of crossing one another, you might need to stay in the flock by driving at slow speed for a while. Later the group gets disperse as vehicles proceed overtaking one after another. In such cases, we might continue to remain in the same lane, whereas one or two other 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 going another vehicle on the opposite lane. Additionally, the overtaking driver might have space and time only for his automobile to pass , where you might wind up in trouble following him on the opposite lane. This generally happens to a lot of drivers when they lose their patience in staying in the flock of vehicles for some time. During overtakes, as you have a vehicle before you, try to see through his windshield to get an idea about the opposite lane vehicle.
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 touch with other streets passing across or the street 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 road.
Some streets are wide for long distance and afterwards divides into two roads, though a brief half a meter height divider divides two streets that has blurred marking or without a reflector stickers. This sort of dividers is risky specifically when they begin after coming down from a bridge. All sorts of such problems aren’t such a big problem in daylight, however, in the night driving, particularly when we travel on the roads, it is highly important.
Turning roads are in reality a trap for us, it seems simpler than they really appear. This isn’t about the hair-pin bending at which we wouldn’t be in a pace of rate.
Whenever you don’t get the vision of the bending street, for sure be watchful and bring the speed down is on the safer side. Never misjudge the street curve for our security measures. At times, some open land streets have some treats such as, that we may not know whether the road bends to the left or right until you reach closure. Be sure to stick on to the lane and pull down the rate in such situation without being anxiety.
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 may cause some trouble if it is on the ground unnoticed in dim light, as they might run in between the 3 pedals. But no need to recall a horror scene when you see a pet bottle in the car, rather just keep an eye on them when you’re handling them.
A true 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 actually a human nature and a few of us really feel shame telling us feel sleepy 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 that’s bad for us and others too.