Driving at night becomes more complicated if you are tired or stressed or under the influence of certain drug. But the most common problem which every driver faces is the problem with the high beam light coming from other vehicles on the opposite side. Vehicles on the highways generally uses high beam light to see further which may lead to a blurred vision of the person driving opposite to it. The high beam of light falls on the eye of the driver which causes to lose the perception and the peripheral vision.

Reduce high beam glare while driving at night

There are some safety measures that are needed to be taken care of. As you may like to know that we had already covered an article on Modern Car Safety features that we can use in order to make ourselves protected while driving the car. Here we are discussing some safety aspects that can be kept in mind while driving the car in night. This might lessen the chances to meet accidents due to losing the proper visibility.

Here are the 10 easy tips to minimize the effects of the glare while driving at night by following certain steps.

1. Regular checkup of the eyesight

If a person have some eyesight issues then he\she should have a regular checkup and use the updated spectacles. An updated pair of spectacles and thin glass frames could be a bit helpful in avoiding the momentarily night blindness to an extent.

2. Avoid the driving of aged people at night

Human eyes become weak while growing up to ages so, the driving of old aged people should be avoided at night. And if there is no way to avoid that then they should drive slowly and take some break in the way if the distance is long.

3. Choose to drive in the slow lane

The driver should use the slow lane while driving on multilane highways because the vehicle coming from the opposite fast lane can have a high beam of light.

4. Adjust the coordination between the speed and the headlight

The driver should keep the speed slow and in control so that he\she could see the obstacle beyond the reach of their light in time in the case of complete darkness.

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5. Avoid watching directly to the light

If the light is very high and falling directly upon your pupil then the driver should avoid the light by focusing the right side or to the painted lines on the road till the vehicle passes. This may reduce the chances of getting blind momentarily.

6. Use a pair of sunglasses in daytime

The exposure of human eye in extremely bright sunlight can cause blurred visibility at night. Use a pair of sunglasses in that situation and take them off as soon at the sun sets. Take some rest before driving at night could be helpful for the better visibility at night.

7. Keep the windshields and glass surfaces clean

The strain and dust particles on the glass of your vehicle could be a cause of the scattering of light and the blurred vision on the roadway. The driver should clean the glasses and windshield from both inside and outside to have a better vision, and the headlights of the vehicle should also be clean to have a better view on the road.

8. Adjust the outer mirrors properly

The driver should adjust both the outer mirrors in the way that the blind spots and glare from the lights from other vehicles will reduce.

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9. Change the rear view mirror to the NIGHT mode

The driver should change the mode of the rear view mirror to the night mode if possible. And the use of lights inside the car should also be avoided in night.

10. Headlamps should be checked and cleaned out

The driver should take care of checking and cleaning of the headlights before going on a journey to ensure they are working properly or not. The headlights should be switched on before dawn and should keep on after an hour to the dusk. The use of headlights in the rainy and cloudy weather could also be helpful.

These are some tips which can help a person to drive in the dark without getting glared by the beam of light coming from other vehicles.