Most drivers simply get in the car, start it up and don’t even think about lighting, ignoring the fact that lights are responsible for most of the driver’s safety.
Headlights and taillights ensure that other drivers see you, even in reduced visibility. This is crucial to avoid accidents.
It is important to make sure that the taillights and headlights are on day or night. Even in bad weather, such as rain, snow, fog or when darkness falls, you will need these lamps.
Part of the concept of “being seen” is that people see you when you are on the road. This job will be done by headlamps. Motorists should make sure that the high beam headlights are working properly.
Headlights you should check regularly (either with help) to see your way, and not blind oncoming drivers (can happen if the bulb is too high). Headlight lenses should be kept clean (due to time and road abrasion, a layer of dirt can form on the lenses).
The second most important part of lighting is the fog lights. Most drivers don’t know when to use these special lights. You can use them when the fog is dense, the headlights are not enough to ensure adequate visibility (droplets stick to the light).
In this case, the light from the headlight is reflected back into the driver’s eyes, which makes the situation even worse. In such a case, the driver should turn off the headlights and turn on the fog lights.
It is also important for motorists to turn off fog lights on unlit roads at night because they can blind oncoming traffic. Fog was not invented to light up in clear weather. If you want to use fog lights during clear nighttime as an additional light to illuminate the road, you can simply turn them off when you see approaching traffic.
Turn signals and brake lights support “side” communications.
To ensure safety, it is important that drivers behind you know if you slow down or stop. The stop light is bright and red. Do not use a broken brake light.
Turn signals can help other motorists know if you want to change lanes or turn. If you do not show your intention in time, you may surprise other drivers, which can easily lead to an accident.
After you turn on or complete the lane change, it is important to turn off the turn signals. If you don’t, the flashing signal can be annoying to other motorists and threaten safe traffic.