Buick RIVIERA 1996 Owner Manual

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Here are some tips on night driving. 0 Drive defensively. O Don't drink and drive.

I Adj ust your inside rearyiew mirror to reduce the glare From headlamps 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.

I Slow down, especially on higher speed roads. Your headlamps can light up only so mas-h road ahead.

I In remote areas. watch for animals.

I If you‘re tired, pull ofl‘ the road in a safe place and rest.

Night Vision

No one can see as well at night as in the daytime. But as we get elder 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.

What you do in the daytime can also afl'oet your night vision. For exampw, if you spend the day in bright sunshine you are wise to wear sun glasses. Your eyes will

have less trouble adjusting to night. But ifyou're

driyin g, don rt 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 approaching headlamps. It can take a semnd or two. or even several seconds. for your eyes to readjust to the dark. When you are faced with severe glare tss from a driver who doesn’t louver Ihc high beams. or a tremolo with misaimed headlamps]. slow down a little. Avoid staring directly into the approaching headlamps.

Keep your windshield and all the glass on your 1rehiele clean -- inside and out. Glare at night is made much worse by dirt on the glass. Eyart the inside of the glass can build up a film caused by dust. Dirty glass rushes lights dude 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: that way. it's easier to pick out dimly lighted objects. Just as your headlamps should be checked regularly [or 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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