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Alberta Driving Tip: It’s Getting Darker Outside – Adjust Your Driving Accordingly

November 25th, 2013  |  Insurance

With the clocks turned back and with it getting darker at an earlier time each day, it is important that Alberta drivers, and drivers across Canada, make note of the reduced visibility and adjust their driving habits accordingly.

Dusk is a difficult time to drive as visibility becomes an issue for drivers, especially if you are driving on dark roads, with limited lighting, or on country roads.

Here are some important tips to help you adjust your driving habits accordingly when visibility become an issue. They include:

  • Adjust your speed – this will give you more time to react to what is happening around you
  • Watch out for wildlife – early winter is prime season for wildlife to be out, especially during dusk and dawn hours
  • Keep your headlights and windshield clean at all times – dirt and grime can make it more difficult to see
  • Make sure that your headlights are fully functional and working properly
  • Avoid driving when you are tired, especially at night when you could dose off
  • Give yourself some more space between you and other cars that are on the road
  • Turn down the pane lights on your dashboard – this will reduce glare and improve visibility

If all drivers followed these tips, many accidents and issues on the road could be avoided, which would make our roads safer this time of year.

Once the clocks changed, did you notice the change in visibility? Do you make a conscience effort to adjust your driving habits this time of year? 

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