The biggest challenge when it comes to using headlights at night is getting used to adjusting them to see what is on the road in front of you. Your headlights can be adjusted to suit the environment you are driving in. Here’re some tips on how to effectively use your headlights:
- Always keep your headlights on low instead of full beam when there’s another vehicle coming towards you or when you are closely following another vehicle.
- If a vehicle approaching you shines full beam lights at you, use the white line on your left to guide you instead of looking at the light or attempting to look at the centreline.
- If headlights are blinding you from behind through the rear-view mirror, you can flick the knob underneath forward to adjust it.
- Switch on your headlights as soon as it starts getting dark; it’s better to be early than late.
- You must have on your headlights whenever you’re driving at least 30 minutes after the sun has set and until 30 minutes before sunrise. You should also switch on your headlights anytime you cannot see past 100 meters while driving.