defensive driving at night tips
defensive driving at night tips

Driving at night can be more dangerous than driving during the day, but sometimes it's just unavoidable! Night driving can be riskier because as a driver you have less visibility and your depth perception is crippled. You can make your night travels safer with these defensive driving tips from Toyota of North Charlotte!

While behind the wheel of your N Charlotte Toyota at night, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings at all times and to anticipate what other drivers are doing. While you’re driving, eliminate all distractions! Avoid distracted driving by not eating or drinking or grooming, and never use your cell phone while behind the wheel. N Charlotte defensive driving at night tips also include…
  • Use your headlights! An hour before the sun goes down, ensure your headlights are on and working properly! Not only is it the law, but it’s extremely important so you can maintain visibility of the road in front of you. If your headlights are on, you can see other drivers and they can see you! If you’re on dark road with little to no traffic, use your high beams for maximum visibility.
  • Don’t ignore that sleepy feeling! If you’re feeling exhausted or fatigued, do not drive! Sometimes driving at night can have a hypnotizing effect on a driver causing them to drift off to sleep while behind the wheel. Do NOT get behind the wheel if you are feeling tired! Rest up before driving at night.
  • Maintain space between your N Charlotte Toyota and other vehicles. Defensive driving requires being alert and aware of other drivers on the road. Keep a safe distance between your new Toyota and the car in front of you so you have more reaction time for sudden braking or swerving.
  • NEVER drink and drive! Driving while intoxicated is illegal and extremely dangerous. It is unsafe for you, those in your car, and for anyone on the road around you. Do not get behind the wheel if you have been drinking. Call a cab or have a friend come pick you up!
You can improve your night driving experience with defensive driving and auto service from our Toyota Service Center! Our N Charlotte Toyota service techs can help you achieve maximum visibility for driving at night to keep you safe on the road! See better at night with auto services like headlight restoration and windshield wiper replacement. Have your headlights cleared of that yellow coloring and foggy covering! New windshield wipers will help you see the road better during hazardous weather conditions like rain and snow!
Our Toyota Service Center can also help keep you safer on the road at night with auto repairs like brake service and a wheel alignment! Make sure your brakes are in tiptop shape with routine brake services to replace worn brake pads. Keep your car on track with regular wheel alignments!
For more defensive driving tips, give us a call at (888) 883-3797 or visit us at 13429 Statesville Rd., just off of I-77!