Buick RIVIERA 1993 Owner Manual

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by alcohol or drugs. with night vision problems. or by fatigue.

Here are some lips on night driving.

6 Drive defensively. Remember1 this is the most dangerous time.

0 Don’t drink and drive. {See “Drunken Driving" in the Index. I' or more on this problem.)

I Adjust your inside rearview mirror to reduce the glare from headlights behind you.

I Since you can't see as well, you may need to slow

down and keep more space between you and other vehicles. It’s hard to tell how fast the vehicle ahead is going just by looking at its taillights.

I Slow down. especially on higher speed roads. Your headlights can light up only so much road ahead.

I In remote areas. watch for animals.

I if you're tired, pull off the road in a safe place and rest.

Night 1lr'ision

No one can see as weil at night as in the daytime. But as we get older these differences increase. A 50—year-old driver may require at least twice as much light to see the same thing at night as a 20—year—old.

1What you do in the daytime can also affect your night vision, For example, if you spend the day in bright sunshine you are wise to wear sunglasses. Your eyes will have less trouble adjusting to night.

But if you're driving. don't wear sunglasses at night. They may cut down on giare from headlights. but they also make a lot of things invisible that should remain visible such as parked cars, obstacles. pedestrians. or even trains blocking railway crossings. You may want to put on your sunglasses after you have pulled into a brightly-lighted service or refreshment area. Eyes shieided fi‘orn that glare may adjust more quickly to darkness back on the road. But be sure to remove your sunglasses culture you leave the service area.

You can be temporarily blinded by approaching lights. it can take a second or two. or even several seconds, for your eyes to readjust to the dark. When you are faced with severe giare [as front a driver who doesn ’t lower the high beams, or a vehicle with misaimed headlights}. slow down a little. Avoid staring directly into the approaching lights. If more is a line of opposing traffic. matte occasional giances over the line of headlights to make certain that one of the vehicles isn’t starting to move into your lane. Once you are past the bright lights, give your eyes time to readjust before resuming speed.


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