Here’s some advice, provided by the Kentucky State Police, on how to optimize vision during nighttime driving. You may want to pass this along to your drivers as a friendly reminder.
- -- Use your high beams whenever there are no oncoming vehicles, unless fog or other weather conditions make low beams more appropriate.
- -- Remember, properly adjusted high beams let you see twice as far as low beams, so use them on unfamiliar roads, in construction areas, or where there may be people along the side of the road.
- -- Dim your lights whenever you come within 500 feet of an oncoming vehicle and when you are following another vehicle within 200 feet.
- -- Slow down and use low beams in fog, snow or heavy rain. The light from high beams will reflect back and cause glare during these weather conditions.
- -- If the lights of an oncoming vehicle remain on high beam, dim your lights and look toward the right side of the road. This will keep you from being blinded by the oncoming vehicle’s headlights.
- -- Don’t try to “get back” at the other driver by keeping your bright lights on. If you do, both of you may be blinded.