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Have you ever been driving at night only to find that you suddenly were not able to see the road? This common occurrence is called night blindness. Many adult drivers have difficulty or are even unable to navigate the roads once the sun has set. This can often be first noticed when glass reflections become distracting to the driver as the light outside gets darker. In many cases, it is hard to see road signs, and even regular oncoming headlights render you temporarily blind.
For some, the answer may be as simple as getting more sleep or wearing glasses while driving. For others, these simple remedies will have no effect. Top Windscreens has a few tips to help you manage night blindness and stay safe while on the road.
Check Your Windscreen
The first thing you should do is make sure that the problem is not caused by a dirty windscreen. If you realize that you are looking at the surface of your windscreen instead of peering at the road outside, then chances are you need to clean the glass. Take your time when cleaning your windscreen to ensure a glare-free, streak-free finish. If needed, invest in some high-quality glass polish to help boost your visibility while on the road. Check the inside and outside of your windscreen to ensure both sides are properly cleaned. If you notice that you still have trouble with night blindness, there are other options available.
Check Your Dash Lights
The lights on your dashboard may be creating a glare that is distracting you from driving. Usually, when your headlights are turned on, the lights on your dash will light up as well. Check the settings on your vehicle to determine how to dim your interior dash lights to help reduce the glare on your windscreen.
Check Your Mirror
Most modern rearview mirrors come with antiglare coating and a small button on the bottom of the mirror. The little grip at the bottom of the mirror allows you to flip it up slightly to reduce the glare from the lights without altering your view of the road. All you have to do is pull it forward a little to reflect the light up onto the ceiling instead of straight into your eyes.
Make Sure Your Eyes Are Protected
Protecting your eye while on the road and when you are not behind the wheel is the first step in road safety. On overly sunny days, wear sunglasses to avoid squinting and to prevent the glare from blinding you while driving. When you are in the direct sun for extended periods during the day, it will take your eyes a bit longer to adjust to lower light situations in the evening. Getting a regular check-up for your eyes is also a good idea.
How We Can Help
Top Windscreens is always here to ensure that you are as safe as possible every time you hit the road. If your car glass is damaged or you have any additional questions, give our Manchester windscreen replacement technicians a call at 7707550375. We look forward to hearing from you!