Night driving is something that sometimes needs to be done, but the amount of glare that you get while
driving on the road after the sun has set is unbelievable at times. You want to ensure that you get the
right tips and tricks for reducing the amount of glare so you and others on the road are safe while
driving at night. The better you can see, the better it is for everyone on the road. Stay safe and keep
the tips and tricks in mind before heading out on your trip after the sun has gone down for the day.
You can expect night driving (between 6PM and 6AM) to have the most glare depending on the particular
The number one thing you should not do is drive while intoxicated or tired. This can cause your driving
to be impaired and this is not good for you or the other drivers on the road.
Tips and Tricks to Reduce the Glare
Make sure that all glass surfaces are cleaned off thoroughly since this will reduce the amount of
glare that shines through the windows from the overhead lights above.
Make sure the headlights are clean not only on the outside, but on the inside as well. You want to
make sure that they are not smoky or smudged and that the light from the bulbs is clearly getting
through so you can see well ahead of you while you drive.
Make sure the mirrors are adjusted properly. This is because if they are not, you can be hit in the
eyes with bright light. This is not a good thing to go through and it can actually disorient you
enough to get into an accident.
Make sure to have your vision checked on a regular basis. If you need corrective lenses then make
sure to wear them. This is because you do not want to be caught on the road without being able to
see where you’re going. This makes glare and everything else that comes with driving much worse.
Do not look directly into the headlights of the oncoming traffic. This can cause you to see stars
because of the bright lights shining into your eyes. Try to stick to the front of your car and the
lines on the road. This will leave your peripherals open to the other traffic around you.
Make sure to take frequent breaks if you’re going a long way at night time. This is a big thing to
consider since you do not want to drive while you’re tired and you always want to make sure that you
give your eyes a rest. You may be straining them when it is harder to see out.