Having Trouble Seeing Clearly During Night Driving?

March 30th, 2018 by

Many drivers struggle with seeing glares and halos around bright lights during night driving. While there is nothing that can do away with these symptoms entirely, we have 5 tips that can make driving in the dark a little more successful. Read more below.

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5 Tips for Driving in the Dark
Avoid Lights Directly
It can be difficult for your eyes to refocus from looking at dark objects and bright objects in quick succession. Try and limit the amount of work for your eyes by avoiding looking directly into headlights, streetlamps, and other bright objects. Instead, keep your gaze directed at the road in front of you when possible to keep things steady and focused.

Stay on Known Roads
Because it can be more difficult to detect road signs and turns at night, we suggest staying on roads that you know well. This should limit the slowing down and speeding up that sometimes happens when we are looking for an unfamiliar street sign or driveway and can help you prepare for things in advance.

Slow Down
Give yourself more time that usual to make it to your destination when you are driving at night. Again, because it is a little harder to see, it’s important to slow down your speed, especially if you are driving in a heavily populated area with pedestrians or in the woods with regular animal crossings.

Keep Windows Clean
Even windows that appear fairly clean in the daytime can cause glares at night. To make sure your windshield and windows are clear of debris and oils that can make night time driving even harder, give them a good clean regularly. One popular detailing trick is to clean your windshield with a mixture of vinegar and water and wipe everything down with newspaper to get a streak-free shine.

Get Regular Eye Exams
If you are experiencing trouble seeing during night driving, it’s important to get your eyes checked by a professional. Not only can they recommend other tips for better viewing in the dark, but they may be able to correct eye and vision problems with glasses etc.

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