In summertime the sun shines in the long daylight hours and the driving, like the living, is easy. Yet when winter comes and the days get shorter, driving in darkness can become a necessity, not just at night but in the early morning and late afternoon as well.
For those who have to commute or make longer trips in the dark, it pays to be aware of some straightforward safety tips.
Maintain lighting system
First of all, make sure your headlights, tail lights, brake, reversing and turning signal lights are all functioning well. Replace any blown bulbs or fuses. These lights are not only your means of seeing what is happening in the road ahead but also your way of letting other motorists know where you are and what you intend to do.
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You can also be picked up by traffic police for not having properly working lights, and that could mean an expensive penalty, which is easily avoided. [Read more…]