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12/02/2021
Sometimes, driving at night is unavoidable. Luckily there are some things you can do to make it safer. Read this post by Advanced Filtration Technologies to make sure you get safe to your destination. 

Check Your Lights Before Leaving

The first step in being safe while driving at night is to make sure all of your vehicle’s safety features work as they should. To drive safely at night, make sure that your brake and tail lights, turn signals, and headlights all work correctly. Headlights can become opaque with chemicals and dirt, so keep them clean to prevent your car’s headlights from becoming dim. If you’ll be driving a lot at night, a good tip is to ask your mechanic to reposition your vehicle’s headlights tilting them a bit downwards to help you see the road better. Also, if possible, once you’re driving, adjust the light from inside your vehicle like your dashboard light to let your eyes adjust better to the dark road. Safety tip:  Low visibility can be challenging for many drivers, so use your high beams when your regular headlights aren’t enough to light up the road.

Avoid Driving Fatigue

A common challenge that comes with nighttime driving is avoiding fatigue. Driving fatigue can lower your reaction times similarly to drunk driving, and it can make you space out and decrease your awareness on the road. Some of the best ways to avoid driving fatigue are having energizing snacks, drinking beverages containing caffeine, and stopping to take breaks and stretch when possible. If you start feeling too tired, the best thing to do is stop and find somewhere to rest. Accidents caused by falling asleep while driving are hazardous and can be life-threatening for you and others; that’s why it’s essential to stay alert and evaluate your fatigue levels. Finally, keep an eye on the road for other drivers who could be driving tired and steer away from them if possible.

Driving at night can be less dangerous if you take a few precautions. Make sure your engine is in the best condition by using products likeAMSOIL’s Signature Series 0W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil. The experts at Advanced Filtration Technologies, Inc. can advise you on the best ones to use. Call them at (701) 572- 3780 or visit their online shop to place an order.

Sharing the Road and Defensive Driving

The next tip is to remember to share the road to keep it safe for everyone. Sharing the road is part of a group of techniques called defensive driving. Defensive driving focuses on preventing crashes and helps drivers react safely to problems on the road. You can take online defensive driving courses where you’ll learn how to leave space between vehicles to avoid crashes, sharing and identifying issues with your surroundings.

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Avoid Two-Lane Highways

An excellent way to avoid trouble when driving at night is to avoid two-lane highways. Unlike four-lane freeways, two-lane highways can be much more dangerous as lights from oncoming traffic can make it hard to see the road. Driving down an interstate offers much more separation between you and traffic coming from the opposite direction. Many four-lane highways also have some kind of division in the middle, and some even have screens that protect drivers’ eyes from oncoming headlights.

Keep an Eye Out for Wildlife

It’s essential to watch for wildlife near or on the road when driving in at night, especially when driving through rural areas. Wildlife like deers can be dangerous and are known for crossing roads. The best way to avoid them is to slow down when you spot them and honk your horn to scare them away. If you see one crossing the road, it’s best to brake fully and wait for them to cross the road. Remember that they don’t usually travel alone, so scan the road for others that might follow. Wildlife tip: Use your lights to scan the sides of the road for eyes as these reflect light from cars.

Keep your engine in the best condition for any situation, such as driving at night. Let the experts from Advanced Filtration Technologies, Inc. help you choose the best products from your engine. Call them today at (701) 572- 3780 or visit their online shop to place an order today.

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