Some tips to follow if you want to ensure a safe and smooth ride when driving in the dark!
When driving late at night, the most crucial aspect of your car are its lights. This Ameritech Safety feature is critical because it not only allows you to see the road but also makes sure other drivers can spot you. Due to less daylight in winter, it's easy for a damaged headlamp or blown bulb to go unnoticed.That’s why all your lights need to properly function during this time of year.
It's also unsafe to drive with only one headlight, as it not only reduces your vision by half, but also gives other road users a false impression of the width of your vehicle. A useful habit is to check your lights weekly in winter.
Anything else that needs particular attention?
Keep your windows clean, as the sun's position in the sky can impede visibility during the day. Drive more slowly at dusk and be on the lookout for cyclists and pedestrians, who are much less visible at night.
What should I carry in my car in winter?
An emergency kit is always a good idea to have in your car, but you'll need a few extra items if you're driving in the winter. A torch (preferably a head torch), first aid kit, power bank for your mobile, and ice-scraper or de-icer will come in handy if the temperature drops.
If snow is likely then it’s also important to have spare batteries and bulbs, warm blankets, extra water, shovel to clear snow off the roads , back-up road maps ,and snacks .
If feeling tired at the wheel what’s the best advice?
If you're feeling tired while driving, pull over and take a break. It's just as dangerous to drive when you're tired as it is to drive when you've been drinking. If you need to, have a cup of coffee and take a 15-minute nap before getting back on the road.
A top tip for driving safety is to ensure you have your eyes tested regularly, and if you wear glasses or contact lenses, that they are updated with the correct prescription. It is recommended to have a test at least every two years.
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