Night Driving

Night Driving is significantly more challenging. It requires additional awareness, can cause fatigue, and lessen your reaction time during RV road trips.

Low light makes things harder to see and hazards can be closer than they seem. With limited sight you have less time to respond to hazards when they appear.

Practice Safety

Night Driving
  • Clean all lights, mirrors and windshield.

  • Watch for animals on or near the roadway.

  • Use your headlights as soon as it is dusk.

  • Look at the right side white line when drivers are approaching from the opposite direction to reduce glare from oncoming vehicles. Use the center line if the right side is not marked.

  • Increase your following distance by at least one second.
  • Park it when you know you're tired!

Your ability to react is decreased. Stay alert, watch for animals or impaired drivers. Increase your highway safety by avoiding the glare of oncoming traffic, limit the light inside your RV, signal when changing lanes or turning, slow down on corners, use your high beams when safe to do so, dim lights between 500 - 100 feet of oncoming traffic, and park it when you're tired. Also be sure to follow your state laws concerning cell phone safety while driving.