Night-time driving is a mesmerising experience, but it also comes with a set of challenges that every driver should be aware of no matter their level of skill. Being able to navigate the roads in the dark needs a lot of attention and the driver needs to be cautious. Here you can learn some tips for driving after dark in Cyprus.
1. Ensure Proper Vehicle Lighting:
The first thing you need to be aware of when driving at night is your vehicle’s lighting system. You will need to regularly check and maintain the headlights of your car, taillights and indicators. These are just simple matters that make your vehicle visible to others during night-time.
2. Watch Out for Wildlife:
When you are driving in the dark you will need to be aware of the wildlife and animals, especially rural areas. Make sure that you will stay vigilant and that you will reduce speed if you see matter in the distance.
3. Avoid Overlooking Road Signs:
At night it could be difficult to spot the road signs because of limited visibility. This can be crucial for navigation and safety so make sure to be extra focused and pay extra attention to the road signs that indicate turnings and speed limits.
4. Minimize Distractions:
Having distractions during driving is an extremely dangerous thing and it is even riskier during night-time. So avoid using your mobile phone, messing with the radio or engaging in other activities that can divert your focus from the road.
5. Use High Beams Wisely:
High beams provide better visibility for the driver during the night but that can also be blinding for oncoming drivers, so make sure that you switch to low beams when you see other vehicles approaching.
6. Take Regular Breaks:
Driving at night can also be extremely tiring. So if you are planning on driving for a long time then make sure that you take short breaks to rest and rechange. Stretching can be a great way to help you stay energised and having a small snack can also recharge you.
7. Keep Your Windshield Clean:
Always make sure that your windshield and mirrors are clean from dust, bugs, and debris. This can prevent unwanted glare from upcoming headlights.
8. Don’t Drive Drowsy:
Always be alert and be ready to react to any situation. If you feel tired or drowsy then it is best to pull over to a safe location and rest, before start driving again.
So, whether you are a beginner or an experienced driver, make sure to follow all of the above tips in order to drive safely and be responsible on the road at night. Get in contact with Driving School Cyprus and learn more information about our services.