When it comes to driving in a car at night, there are a number of rules and laws in place to keep you safe. But with the number of distractions that can crop up when driving, it's easy to forget these simple rules. In this post, we'll explore the 8 most important tips to remember when driving at night - from turning your lights on early enough so they're not blinding other drivers, to keeping your headlights off while waiting for a pedestrian to cross the street.
What is the law around headlights at night?
Most states have laws that dictate when headlights are required to be on. They may also restrict which lights can be used. For example, in some states, only high beams are permitted. In others, high and low beams are allowed. Montana is one state that requires all four lights to be on at night. Headlights are required to be on at all times while driving, but there are exceptions. You should turn your headlights off when stopped at the side of the road because it's safer for other drivers not to be blinded by high beams.
When should you use your high beams?
Tailgaters and other drivers may think you don't want to let them know where you are, but this is misleading. High beams can actually blind the driver ahead of you if their high beams are on. In addition, high beams can cause glare from other drivers' headlights, which could blind you as well. Your headlights are one of the most important tools you have when you're driving. You should use your high beams, or "driving lights" if you're in a rural area, only when there are no oncoming vehicles. If there are oncoming vehicles, don't use your high beams so that they can see clearly.
What does ‘driving without lights’ mean?
Driving without lights means using your headlights to see the road, not your brake lights or taillights. This is a great way to get noticed by other drivers and avoid being struck from behind because you’ve been seen. The key is to always have your headlights on!
Driving without lights means that the car is not equipped with any lights or lighting mechanism. This can be due to a blown-out headlight, for example. It might be tempting to drive without lights because you are in a hurry to get somewhere, but this can lead to accidents and injuries.
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