Night driving

September 27, 2019 2:15 pm

Shorter days result in darker drives

As a lot of Alberta braces for snow this weekend, it’s further proof that the shorter days of the fall and winter season are upon us – and with this comes increased need for nighttime driving vigilance.

Some tips for keeping yourself and others safe while night driving include:

  • Dim your dash lights
  • Wear anti-reflective glasses
  • Keep your windshield clean
  • In areas where you note a decrease in light and visibility, adjust your speed accordingly
  • Even with high beams on, visibility is limited to 500 feet. Ensure your beams are aimed correctly and that they are clean.
  • As we age, we have a decrease in our ability to see well in low light conditions. Coupled with degenerative eye diseases, this can be dangerous. Have you had your annual eye exam?

Here are some further safe driving tips from DriveSafely.