In light of this figures and with the aim of improving drivers’ safety, LeasePlan offers a series of tips aimed at removing some of the most common mistakes drivers make on the road during winter evenings and nights:
• Lighting systems: the best tool to deal with the darkness. To get the most out of this device it is advisable to use the most advanced technologies: smart, xenon or LED headlights; night vision... also, it is best to start using them one hour before sunset. At the same time, drivers should turn off any interior lights, because when on they creates a greater contrast between the interior and exterior, reducing our visibility.
• Rear view mirrors: Being blinded when driving at night is very common. To be respectful and avoid creating dangerous situations behind the wheel, one has to know when to use his dipped headlights, high beams, and fog lights.
• Speed: If visibility is reduced, slow down. This rule must be applied when driving, in addition to increasing your separation from other vehicles, to have a greater reaction time in the event of a potential accident. Under rainy circumstances at night, speed can highly affect driver reflexes and road visibility.