Buick CENTURY 1998 Owner Manual

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Here are some tips on night driving. I Dri ye defensively. I Don't drinlc and drive.

I‘ Adjust your inside roart'icw mirror to reduce tht: glare from headlamps behind you.

I Since you can‘t see as well. you may need to slow down and keep more space heme-en you and other vehicles.

I Slow clown. especially on higher speed toads. Your headlamps can light up only so much road ahead.

In remote areas. watch for animals.

I If you're tired. pull off 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 older these differences inc reuse. A. Sfl-year-old driver may require at least twice as much light to side the same thing at night as a 20- year-old.

What 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 clown on glare from headlamps. but they also make a lot of things invisible.

You can be It: mpurarily blinded by approaching headlamps. it can take a second or two. or even se t-erai seconds. for your eyes to readjust to the dark. When you are faced wilh severe glare {as from a driver who doesn’t lower the high beams. or a vehicle with misaimed. headlamps). slow down a little. Avoid staring directly into the approaching headlamps.

Keep your windshield and all the glass on your vehicle clean -- inside and out. Glare at night is made ntuch Worse by dirt on the glass. Even the inside of the glass can build up a film caused by dust. Ditty glass makes lights dazzle and flash more than clear: glass would. making the pupils ol' 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 For proper uim. so should your eyes he examined regularly. Some drivers suffer from night blindness -- the inability in set: in dim light -~ and aren‘t even aware of it.


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