Seniors: Night Driving Can Be Challenging

Night Driving

As we get older, our reaction time begins to slow down and our vision starts to decline. These factors can lead to problems while driving at night. Here are a few helpful hints for driving at night:

  • Make sure your headlights are on at least one hour before sunset and one hour after sunrise.
  • Increase your distance between other vehicles on the road and allow more time when stopping.
  • Stay alert, if you are drowsy or tired, do not drive.
  • If you feel that your vision is not what it should be, get an eye examination, don’t take chances.

Lastly, have you exterior lights and headlights checked often. Also, the headlights lenses on many cars today fade over time, which reduces your ability to see at night. If your lenses are cloudy, please see you auto service professional. In many cases the headlight lenses can be polished and repair, saving you the expense of replacement headlight assemblies.