Basic Safety Night Driving Checkups
Learn some basic tips for improving your vision and driving ability at night
Most of the tips are pure common sense. Dovetail Driving Instructor Lisa will be able to help to implement them in theory and practice.
- Before you hit the road, check that all exterior lights work properly (front and rear, brake lights and high beams), and ensure your windows and headlights are clean (inside and outside). Dirty windows can add to glare and impair vision, making it more difficult to see; dirty headlights can greatly reduce efficiency.
- Avoid using high beams when it’s foggy – they will reduce your own ability to see and may temporarily blind other drivers.
- Avoid flashing your high beams at another vehicle with their high beams on – this will affect their visibility and the visibility of other drivers.
- Adjust your rear-view mirror to avoid the reflection of other vehicles’ headlights – most cars have ‘day/night’ rear-view mirrors that can be tilted easily to reduce the glare.
- Avoid using your vehicle’s interior light while driving – if you need to check the map, safely pull over to the side of the road first.
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Recognise Unexpected Hazards
Identify in advance possible source of danger on the road and near the road.
Only through an experience you can develop the skills of immediate detecting or foreseeing dangers. However, having a knowledgeable driving instructor who will advise and point to the approaching hazards during the first attempt of night driving will improve the new driver’s general sensitivity towards recognising ahead of time.
Avoiding Being Blinded by Oncoming Headlights
Learn how to stop looking at the headlights of the oncoming vehicles.
At night, our sight loses depth perception, colour recognition, and peripheral vision, which negatively impacts the road’s recognising hazards. The glare of the oncoming traffic impairs our vision even further. Looking directly in the headlights can cause momentarily “blindness”.
When you take driving lessons with Lisa, she will teach and supervise you to protect your eyes.
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Prevent Fatigue While Driving at Night
Remember to get plenty of rest the night before the night driving.
When you are tired when driving, particularly at night, you have to stop and have a short nap because the fatigue will slow your reaction and decisions and greatly reduce your attention span.
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Night Driving Lessons Overview
Night driving presents very different challenges from driving during the day. Without the colour and contrast of the day, vision and depth perception are significantly impaired at night.
In that wisdom, the licensing laws in Western Australia require to log a minimum of five night driving hours as a learner. Dovetail Driving incorporated the night driving lesson in the Beginner’s Course; however, on request, Lisa will accommodate separate lessons if requested.
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Night Driving Frequently Asked Questions
Is it easier to drive at night or day?
Driving at night is a lot riskier than driving in the daytime. You are three times more likely to have a fatal accident at night than during the day.
By choosing night driving lessons with Dovetail Driving, you will be very equipped to face the challenges.
How much does one hour driving at night cost?
At Dovetail Driving School, the standard night driving hour costs $65.-, the same as a regular lesson. However, we offer a discount on driving packages.