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Tips for Night Driving

Night time crashes are all too common for new drivers. At our North Vancouver driving school, we teach our students about the dangers and potential hazards they will encounter while driving during the night. Our driving instructors in North Vancouver have put together a list of tips to remember before you head out for a night drive:

1) Pre-trip inspection

Before you hit the road, make sure to do a quick inspection of your vehicle and ensure that all lights, turning signals, and windshield wipers work properly. Seeing and being seen are the vital for safety.

2) Watch for lights

The best way to see other vehicles is to look for headlights, as these typically can be seen even with obstacles in the way. It is also important to remember that many cyclists also have flashing lights on their bicycles, so be sure to watch out for those as well.

3) Ensure all windows are clean

Dirty windshields increase glare from oncoming headlights, reducing visibility. This puts yourself and other drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians at risk. Avoid nighttime collisions by ensuring your windshield and windows are clean.

4) Regulate speed

Keep in mind that the posted speed limits are the fastest you should go in ideal conditions. During rain, snow, fog, or reduced light, maintain a safe speed limit. We make sure that all of our students taking Class 5 driving lessons in North Vancouver are aware of their speed during these conditions.

To take lessons with our driving school in North Vancouver, give us a call at 778-889-7167. Please note, we also service the Burnaby, Richmond, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Maple Ridge areas.

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