Take a few minutes to check the lights, clean the glass surfaces, adjust the rearview mirror before going on the road … contributing to help the driver not restricted visibility, safety when driving a car at night .
Night driving is considered a challenge not only with “new talent” but even “old drivers” have many years of experience, due to limited visibility, the body easily falls into a state of fatigue. Some of the following notes will help drivers to ensure safety when driving cars at night:
Check the lighting system
Lights are essential active safety devices, supporting drivers to observe when driving at night or bad weather. Problems such as burning light bulbs, dim lights or deflection of light angles … always make it difficult for the driver to control the car at night. Therefore, before each trip, the driver should take the time to check the operation of the lighting system.
Check the car lighting system when driving at night
To check the headlights, turn on the light switch, switch between remote (phase), near-lighting (core) modes. Make sure the lights are still working normally in phase modes. It should be prepared in a spare light bulb as well as an open disassembling device to replace it, in case the lamp is suddenly burnt while circulating. For vehicles that do not support the function of automatically adjusting the projection angle of the headlights, the driver should pay attention to re-adjust the projection angle of the lamp to ensure visibility.
In addition, you should step on the brakes and ask for assistance with the observation of the brake light system. If damage is detected or one of the brake lights is not lit, take the car to the garage instead. Because if the brake light is not working, it is easy to cause rear-end collision when driving at night. Besides, it is important to pay attention to checking the turn signal light, which works in a blinking state with a certain frequency. If a light is found to be damaged (flashing too fast or too slow compared to normal), it must be promptly repaired.
Clean the headlight surface
Clean the lamp mirror surface to ensure lighting
To ensure the lighting of the lighting system, pay attention to cleaning the surface of the lights. If the outer surface of the lamp is dimmed, use glass or water to wipe away the dust and dirt to make the lamp dim. In practice in areas with high humidity, after washing the car can create moisture film inside the glass of the lamp, causing the temple to dim. At this time, it is necessary to turn on the light or use suitable equipment to dry until the mist disappears.
With bad weather conditions, the headlight surface on some models often stains after a period of use. In addition to cleaning solutions, the simplest way users can use toothpaste to remove stains. Use a clean cloth to rub the toothpaste evenly over the entire glass surface, then rinse the glass with water and dry it.
Clean glass surfaces
In addition to the lighting system, the driver should pay attention to cleaning the front and rear windshield surfaces as well as the two-side window glass to ensure visibility when driving at night.
Use an aqueous wash of glass, a clean towel to clean the glass surfaces. Take care not to leave wipes on the glass, as this will hinder the driver’s view. Besides, it is advisable to check the windshield wipers and the windshield. Turn on the wiper switch, when this system works if it detects that the wiper is not clean on the driver’s viewing space, the wiper blade should be cleaned. Take care not to use detergents such as detergent to clean the wiper, as it may degrade the rubber wiper blade. After cleaning, if you still see the stain caused by the rain lever on the glass surface, replace the new lever.
Adjust the rearview mirror accordingly
The driver should also pay attention to adjust the rearview mirror to cover the view while not being glare by reflected lights from other vehicles. With side mirrors, depending on the size, observation angle, the driver should adjust so that the left and right corners of the vehicle can be seen. With the rear-view mirror of the car, if the vehicles go behind and turn on the headlights to reflect through the mirror causing glare, the driver should push small and small behind the mirror to switch to anti-glare mode.
In addition, it is recommended to adjust the center clock panel brightness. Ensure light for the driver to easily observe the parameters when the vehicle operates. Do not adjust the brightness too large because it will be uncomfortable for the eyes of the driver.
Avoid looking directly into the reverse headlights
Do not look at the headlights of the car in the opposite direction
In fact, some drivers still lack the sense of using headlight mode when driving at night, affecting the driver’s view of vehicles going in the opposite direction and causing easy accidents.
In these situations, the driver should not look directly at the headlights of the vehicle in the opposite direction to avoid being dazzled. Gradually reduce speed, pay attention to the road or look to the side of the road to ensure safety.
Also when driving at night, the driver should maintain concentration, not trying to drive while in a sleepy state because it can be dangerous.