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How To Drive Safe In The Dark Winter Months

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October 4th, 2018   |   Updated on October 18th, 2018

Winter is the most wonderful time of the year, but with numbered days before the darker nights and the colder weather, motorists are put in danger on the roads.

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While many don’t care to worry themselves about the possible risks they face during the seasonal changes, it’s vital that you do all you can to prepare yourself for staying safe on the move.

1. More Space Between Your Car and the Next

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Since the nights are getting shorter now, drivers are going to have to rely on their headlights as a guide. Granted, you won’t be in complete darkness and there will be other cars on the roads too, it’s still important for you to leave a much larger space in-between your car and the one in front of you.

By doing this, you are giving way to other motorists if they happen to change their direction suddenly, or even in case your eyes are starting to play tricks on you!

 

2. Plan Every Journey

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Planning is wise in the run up to the winter season, and since the nights are much shorter and it starts to go dark earlier than you’d like it to, doing this can help prepare you for anything – what’s the worst that could happen?

As a driver, you need to know where you’re going to be driving to and how you’re going to get there, and of course, if there’s a shorter route available, you’re going to take that instead!

 

3. Stay Alert

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Eyes can often be deceiving, especially in the dark, but more so when you’re sat behind the wheel.

Because of the shorter nights and going from light to dark in a matter of a few hours, your mind plays tricks on you and has you believing that you’re exhausted, when, you’re wide awake.

Stop and grab yourself a cup of coffee or do whatever it takes to keep your mind focused on what’s ahead of you.