Night-time driving

Night-time driving

Morden driving school takes pride and pleasure in training its students to become skilled drivers who can drive in all types of weather, not just during the day but also at night.

Before you start driving at night, we recommend that you get a few hours of supervised practice. As night falls, streetlights illuminate the roadway, but landmarks along the sides of the road become practically invisible. As a result, night driving is hazardous since your ability to assess distances and closing rates is impaired.

Our top night driving advice includes:

  • Make sure your sidelights are turned on as the daylight decreases.

  • Make sure the headlights are thoroughly cleaned and wiped.

  • Turn on the dipped headlights as it becomes dark so that the road is readily visible.

  • If you are following closely behind another vehicle, lower your headlights to avoiding blinded them.

  • Before you get on the road, double-check that all your external lights are working properly, and that your windows and headlights are clean. Filthy windows can increase glare and diminish visibility, making it more difficult to see; dirty headlights can lower efficiency significantly.

  • When it’s foggy, avoid using high beams because they’ll impair your visibility and briefly dazzle other motorists.

  • Avoid flashing your high beams towards another vehicle that is using its high beams, as this will reduce the visibility of other driver.

  • Use your vehicle’s interior light carefully while driving; if you need to look at a map, pull over safely first.

  • Maintain eye movement. Look for flashes of light, that might signal the headlights of other vehicles, at the tops of hills, at road bends, at crossroads.

  • Increase your collision avoidance area to make possible hazards easier to identify and allow you more time to react.

  • Driving at night demands a high level of focus, which may be exhausting. To avoid eye tiredness, take regular breaks to allow your eyes to rest.