Buick SKYLARK 1995 Owner Manual

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Night Vision

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

What you do in Line daytime can also affect your night vision. For example. if you spend the day in hri ght sunshine you are wise to wear sunglasses. Your eyes will have less trouble adjusting to night. But if you'te driving. don‘t wear sunglasses at night. They may out down on glare from headlamps, but they also make a lot of things invisible.

You can be temporarily blinded by appmaehing lights. II can take a second or two, or even several seconds. for your eyes to readjust to the dark. When you are faced WiTJt New": glare tea from a driver who doesn’t lower the high teams, or a vehicle with mlsaimed headlamps}. slowdown a little. Avoid staring directly into the approaching lights.


Keep your windshield and all the glass on your vehiele clean -- inside and out. Glare at night is made much worse by dirt on the glass. Even the inside of the glass can build up a film caused by dust. Diny glass makes lights dazzle and flash more than clean glass would. making the pupils of your eyes contract repeatedly.

Remember that your headlamps light up far less of a roadway when you are in a turn or curve. Keep your eyes moving: fl1at way, it"s easier to pick out dimly lighted objects. Just as your headlamps should be checked regularly for proper aim. so should your eyes he examined regularly. Some drivers suffer from night blindness -- the inability to see in dim light -- and aren't even aware of it.

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