Learning how to drive encompasses a whole lot of things. It involves much more than mastering how to hold the steering wheel and match the throttle, which is the reason driving school is being instituted in most parts of the world. One of the things you will be expected to learn and master before being issued driver's license is how to drive in different weather conditions. Here are some tips for safe driving in such difficult situations.
How to Drive in FogYou must be ready to learn how to drive in the fog, before putting the key in the ignition of your car during foggy weather. The road safety authority often advice drivers to avoid driving when there is fog. Postponing the trip till when you are sure the fog has cleared is the best thing to do. Below are the tips on how to drive in fog when you think your journey cannot be postponed due to its urgency.
- Put on low beam headlights, do not use high-beam headlights in the fog, to avoid glare caused by reflection of light
- Turn on windshield wipers
- Avoid driving only with your fog lights or packing light on during foggy weather
- Improve your vehicle follow distance
- Be ready to to match the brake when you are no longer seeing objects ahead of you clearly
- Avoid passing or crossing traffic lanes, unless it is the only option for your safety
- Try as much as possible to use your defroster and wipers to improve visibility
- Put on emergency light to improve visibility while you wait patiently for the fog.
Drive in Darkness
Apart from learning how to drive when there is fog, you should also master some tips on drive in darkness. You should avoid looking straight on the headlight of an upcoming vehicle. Instead, it is advised to focus on the right side of your path. In addition, you should try as much as possible to pay attention to the vehicle coming towards your direction with a corner of your eye.
The mistake most drivers make is trying to repay their fellow drivers by directing their high beam headlights to the direction the drivers coming to their direction. This is the reason for a most automotive crash as both drivers get blinded by the brightness of the light.
- Be conscious of bicyclists and pedestrians while you drive at night as they difficult to detect at night.
- While on highway, you should be conscious of your speed when you reach an area with ongoing construction as they are more difficult to see at night.
- Avoid speeding up after crossing a place with bright light. Instead, you should continue your journey with slow driving until your eyes get adjusted to darkness
- When driving towards the right as you observe a vehicle with one light coming towards your direction. The one light vehicle could be motorcyclist, bicyclist or another vehicle.
Drive in Rain and SnowWhen you drive on a snowy or rainy road, you should be careful of climbing pavement as most of them usually get slippery with a flash of rain. It is advised to slow your vehicle when you notice drizzling of rain or snow on the road.
- Put on defroster, headlights with low-beam and windshield wipers.
- Avoid driving more than 30 meters per hour when there is a heavy downpour preventing you from seeing beyond 100 feet. Stopping occasionally to clean headlights, taillights, and windshields are also advised.
Besides, Lanmodo night vision system provides a 45-degree angle vision and extends the distance of night vision up to 300M. This makes drivers be aware of the situation of the road for accident prevention and thus help preventing accidents. Whether it's low-light conditions, rainy days or foggy weather, Lanmodo night vision system will be a great safety companion.