Tips for a comfortable drive

Safe Driving at Night

When driving at night, your eyes need some time to adjust to the light and shade. Lights on the road may also affect your vision.

  • Tilt your rear view mirror slightly to reduce the dazzling effect of the car headlights behind you
  • Don't look directly at the headlights from cars travelling in the opposite direction

Don't drive too fast at night.
Visibility is reduced at night, making it hard for you to see the road ahead.


Safe Driving in the Rain

Poor visibility during stormy weather. Roads get slippery and visibility is reduced in rain.

  • Slow down
  • Keep a safe braking distance from the cars in front of you
  • Use dipped headlights

Safe Driving in Fog

 Visibility deteriorates in fog

  • Turn on your dipped headlight and fog lights
  • Reduce your speed and refrain from overtaking
  • Leave enough time to react in an emergency by keeping a safe braking distance from the vehicle in front of you

Safe Driving on Ice and Snow 

  • Move away steadily. Don't accelerate too hard
  • Drive slowly
  • Keep a safe braking distance from the vehicle in front of you
  • Keep to a moderate speed and use lower gears to control your vehicle down a slope
  • Use your brakes and accelerator gently to avoid skidding or slipping.
    It's important to prepare properly for driving in icy or snowy conditions
  • Carry a shovel and safety triangle. Bring along snow chains if necessary

Safe Driving in Wind

  • Reduce your speed. Be prepared to stop at any time.
  • Keep an eye out for people or debris being blown on to the road.
  • Be aware that people may not hear your horn during strong windy conditions.
  • If you're carrying cargo on your vehicle, make sure it's tied down securely.
  • Close all windows. An open window can attract airborne particles like dust that can affect visibility.
  • Be very careful passing high - sided vehicles especially in exposed areas or on bridges.

 

Source: http://www.michelin.co.uk/tyres/learn-share/driving-guide/eight-tips-for-safe-driving

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