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
- 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
Safe Driving in the
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
- 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
It's important to prepare properly for driving in icy or snowy
- Carry a shovel and safety triangle. Bring along snow chains if
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
- Be aware that people may not hear your horn during strong windy
- If you're carrying cargo on your vehicle, make sure it's tied
- 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.