How To Feel Confident Driving In The Dark
13 Oct 2023
Driving in the dark can be intimidating for some people, especially new drivers. Without natural lighting, many drivers find driving in the dark disorientating, and it can put them off completely. Here at Beverly Slater, we’re here to help drivers feel more confident driving in trickier conditions such as low vision at night. We offer services such as a Pass Plus course and refresher driving lessons to help boost your confidence on the road.
With the clocks going back and the start of winter happening, the nights are once again becoming longer and days shorter. For tips on feeling more confident when driving in the dark, keep reading!
Ensure your lights are in working order
In order to feel confident driving in the dark, it’s important to assess the condition of all your lights before you head out onto the road, to ensure you can see properly. Checking your headlights, tail lights, brake lights and indicators is essential before getting on the road, especially at night.
Making sure your lights work ahead of time can ease your nerves and allow you to feel a little more confident prior.
Plan your route
If driving in the dark makes you feel nervous, then not knowing where you’re going can really amplify this feeling. To avoid this, it’s always best to plan your route ahead of time, so you know exactly where you’re going. This makes driving at night much easier, as you won’t have to worry about making a wrong turn or getting lost.
Maintain a safe speed
Staying under the speed limit is essential, especially when driving in low visibility conditions. When driving at night, reduce your speed to a level that allows you to react to any sudden changes (such as obstacles in the road) promptly. Slowing down can improve your reaction time and give you more control over the vehicle, allowing you to feel more secure, in control, and confident.
Go on a Pass Plus course
Here at Beverly Slater we offer a specialised course designed for those who struggle with difficult driving conditions such as night driving, motorway driving, and driving in adverse weather conditions. Our team of driving instructors can guide you through what you need to know when night driving, boosting your confidence on the road.
If you’re interested in signing up for our Pass Plus course, or any of our driving lessons, please contact our friendly team today. We’d love to help.