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Friday 1 August 2014

Tips for dismal driving conditions

Published 31/10/2012|05:00

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• To give you as good a view, keep your lights and windscreen clean. It can make a big difference.

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• Use the main beam, but when other drivers are approaching make sure you dip your lights to avoid dazzling the oncoming traffic.

• Make sure you can stop safely within the distance you can see to be clear.

• If you're feeling tired, caffeine alone is not a fix. Take a break and have a 20-minute nap.

• If an approaching car forgets to dip its lights, look beyond the lights, but to their left to avoid being dazzled as much.

• Look at how the traffic ahead behaves for clues to possible problems you can't see yet.

• If it's gloomy in the morning, don't forget to put your lights on.

Courtesy Institute of Advanced Motorists

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