Tips For Driving At Night

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 12/14/20 •  3 min read

When the sun goes down, it’s time to redouble your attention on the streets and on the road.

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Driving at night and be in good spirits, you need to take some precautions. Turning on the flashlight and headlights is just the beginning of a good trip for everyone. So, just take a look at these tips that we separated for you to enjoy even more a walk at night!

Beware of high light when driving at night

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Many drivers like to use the high beam when driving at night. But it is necessary to think about others: high light can harm cars that are in the opposite direction – who never went blind after a direct high light in the eye, huh ?! Only use high light in case of extreme need and always using low light when you notice a car coming in the opposite direction.

Also, leaving the headlights on at night is mandatory. But there was an update three years ago, and keeping them on, in low light, became mandatory, in tunnels and highways at night

Reduce speed

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On roads or in the city, visibility is less at night. So it is worth slowing down a bit to avoid accidents and stay on track.

On rainy days, the tracks’ situation can also change, and all the debris and oil from the cars that have accumulated during the sunny days become a real soap. Then, the chances of the car skidding are great. 

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In such cases, it is important to decrease the speed by at least 30%. That is, on a track of 100 km / h, the ideal is to drive at 70 km / h. The tires must also be up to date, because when braking, if they are bald, they can cause the car to skid.

Take extra care when driving at night

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Drinking and driving at night or going around tired and sleepy is not enough. For these and others, when you hit the road, drive for yourself and for others!

It’s called defensive driving:

Knowing how to drive defensively, by the way, is provided by law. 

Be careful when stopping at the red light

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There is no resolution in the traffic code that says that it is allowed to pass the red light at night. But for prudence, some drivers prefer not to wait as long as the streets can be very dark and empty.

In this case, the ideal is to slow down gradually until you have a good view of the other streets and wait for the lighthouse to open.– And stay tuned: never cross the red light. 

Avoid very long trips 

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Whether driving in the morning or driving at night, it’s important to take a break from time to time to keep yourself in the mood. If you are very tired, consider interrupting the trip – better to go on the next day feeling good than to force the trip sleepy. If there is someone with you in the car and the passenger knows how to drive, see if you can share the direction. Listening to music and singing can also help. The important thing is to always think about yourself and others.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.