Winter Darkness: Night Time Driving Tips

Winter Darkness: Night Time Driving Tips


Winter is here and that means shorter days with longer periods of darkness. For those who work normal business hours, it might mean driving to and from work in the dark. It can be difficult to see while driving at night so we created a list with some helpful tips to get you through the darkness:

Reduce Eye Strain

  • Adjust your mirrors to reduce glare
  • Scan the road, moving your eyes continually
  • Dim the lights on your dashboard
  • Don’t look directly into oncoming headlights
  • Redirect your heat vents so air is not directly blowing on your face causing dry eyes
  • If you wear prescription glasses, make sure your glasses are clean and consider an anti-glare lens

Clean your Headlights and Windshield

Dirty, snow-covered headlights and/or windshield will reduce your visibility.

Make Sure Your Headlights are Properly Adjusted

Headlights aimed too low or high can affect your visibility.

If you find it’s still difficult to see, you should schedule an appointment with your eye doctor. Certain eye conditions can increase light sensitivity and decrease vision.

Safe Driving!

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