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Exlink Autos: 13 Safety Tips You Must Adhere To If You Most Drive At Night - Must Read

The truth is, cars maybe made to be driven at night (because of the headlamp) present in all the cars, but human beings are not made or created to withstand night driven. God made humans to foster in the day and sleep in the night. Anything against nature always have its repercussion. 

Technically speaking, people think car manufacturers envisaged driven at night hence the presence of car headlamps, but that is not the case. Car headlamps were built in case your journey was delayed as a result of traffic or breakdown. It wasn't built for you to start traveling from Lagos to Abuja from 8pm. No.

Statistics also have it that 50% of accidents happens at night and this is because you are assured you’ll be dealing with drunk drivers, sleep-deprived drivers, zombies and frustrated animals on the road. Well, since this is the case, and most people like to travel at night and get to their destination in the morning, hence the need for this post. 

Below is the 13 safety tips you must adhere to, if you must drive at night.

1. Avoid taking medications that can make you drowsy:
Even the food you eat matters. Eat food that is high in protein rather than ones high in carbohydrates which is more likely to make you feel sleepy.

2. Rest adequately before your night driving:
It is not advised to take up night driving after a stressful day. Driving with sleepy eyes is very dangerous.

3. Have someone around with you in the car:
They can help you stay awake with conversation. If the person can drive well too, share the driving duties.

4. Don’t take alcohol:
You have been hearing and seeing that statement before now. So, no much talk on that. Alcohol will simply impair your driving ability. It will make you react slowly to stimuli. If you are lucky enough, you won’t cross path with already drunken drivers. Try as much as you can to be very careful especially over the weekend.

5. Don’t fiddle with your gadgets:
Activities such as talking on cell phone or texting are as dangerous as taking alcohol. It distracts driving. Ensure you’re safely parked if you must use them.

6. Ensure your headlights are working properly:
As we said earlier, visibility is of the essence while driving. Your headlights will aid your visibility to avoid possible hazards.

7. Ensure your brake lights are functional:
The brake light gives the drivers behind you signal that they need to slow down and keep sensible distance between you and them.

8. Most of the time, the less-enlightened drivers would want to set your retina on fire with their lights. When you’re a victim of this, just do this. When such a car is approaching you from the opposite direction, divert your gaze. Use the lane marker or painted median stripes as a guide. If the person is behind you, use the nighttime reduced-glare setting on your rearview mirror.

9. Don’t be in haste:
The way you speed during the day should not be that way you speed at night. Always ply on a very controllable speed at night for the sake of visibility.

10. In case of car breakdown, ensure you park in a very safe place. Being on the road can be deadly. Some drivers are not sane. Some might even think you’re an armed robber or blood sucking demon if by chance they see you on the road. Be careful, respect yourself so that they don’t run over you.

11. Never pick up a stranger:
People are fond of helping strangers on the road and to me, there is practically nothing wrong with that. Men are always the culprits and almost always, they will help ladies, beautiful ones I might add.

I can't say nothing is wrong with this habit in the day time because criminals use this method to snatch people's car even in the day time. Why would anyone want to try this at night? Helping strangers at night is a NO NO. At least for your own safety.

12. Never argue with a police man at night.
Just your head here please, especially if you are in Nigeria and probably in Lagos.

13. If another vehicle hit you don’t stop, in fact speed away because it’s a deliberate ploy to get you to stop, come down from your car and you will be robbed.

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