Buick LESABRE 1998 Owner Manual

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Here are Home lips on night driving. I Drive defensively. I Don't drink and drive.

I Adjust your inside rearview mirror to reduee 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 much road ahead.

I In remote areas. watch for animals.

0 If you‘re that}. pull off the road in a safe place and rest.

Night 1ir'ision No one can see as well at night as in the daytime. But as we gust 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.

What you do in the daytime can also afl'eet your night vision. For example. if you spend the day in bright sunshine you are wise to wear su nglasses. Your eyes will have less trouble adjusting to night. But if you're driving. don't wear sunglasses at night. They may cm

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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 second or two. or even several seconds. for your eyes to readjust to the dark. When you are l'aetad wilh severe glare {us from a driver who doesn't lower the high beams, or a vehicle with misainted 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 much worse by dirt on the glass. Even the inside of the glass can build up a film caused by dust. Dirty glass makes lights dazzle and flash more than elean giass would. making the pupils of your eyes eonlrael repeatedly.

Remember that your headlamps light up far less ol'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 aim. so should your eyes he examined regulariy. Some drivers on Fl'er from night hiindnesa —— the inability to see in dim light -- and aren'l even aware of it.

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