Be Mindful of Pedestrians, Cyclists and Scooters.
As the daylight fades, pedestrians, cyclists and electric scooter users can become less visible to drivers.
To ensure their safety and yours, be extra vigilant when approaching pedestrian crossings and sharing the road with other forms of transport. Always be prepared to stop or yield right of way when necessary. Using your headlights and indicators appropriately will also help signal your intentions to other road users.
Be Prepared for Changing Weather
Autumn often brings unpredictable weather, including rain, fog, mist and ice. These weather conditions can significantly reduce visibility, especially in the dark.
Drive cautiously, and consider postponing your journey if conditions become too hazardous.
Beware of Glare
As the sun sets, you may encounter glare from other vehicles' headlights. Use your sun visor and adjust your rear-view mirror to reduce the impact of this glare.
Stay Focused and Avoid Distractions
Dusk and dawn are transitional times when driving conditions can change rapidly.
It's crucial to stay focused and avoid distractions, such as using your phone or adjusting the radio. The reduced light makes it harder to spot potential hazards, so every second of your attention counts.
As daylight saving time comes to an end and we face the challenge of driving in the dark, it's important to take extra precautions to ensure safety on the road.
Checking your lights, keeping your windshield and mirrors clean, reducing your speed, being mindful of pedestrians and cyclists, and staying focused are key steps to help you navigate these challenging driving conditions.
Remember, safety is paramount. By following these tips and being aware of the unique challenges of driving during dusk, you can ensure a smoother and safer transition into the darker days of winter.
Don't get caught out – drive with care and consideration for yourself and others on the road.