Tips for driving at night??

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Thull, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. tanker1045

    tanker1045 Light Load Member

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    A couple of 5 hr energy drinks might help. Wash it down with a monster don't forget a red bull also. You'll be in good shape.
     
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  3. Longarm

    Longarm Road Train Member

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    Night vision goggles! Don't worry, your picture won't show up on TTR. Nope, not at all.
     
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  4. Peelsession

    Peelsession Light Load Member

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    Vitamin-A deficiency can cause/worsen night blindness.

    I take a multi-vitamin and drink carrot juice on the reg.
     
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  5. heavyhaulerss

    heavyhaulerss Road Train Member

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    oh yeah with all the coffe, you either be drinking or peeing, you won't fall asleep anyway.:D:D
     
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  6. heavyhaulerss

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    I thought he was in need of seeing better, not downing several things that would have the affect of the elec paddles when one's heart has stopped. :biggrin_2559:
     
  7. tanker1045

    tanker1045 Light Load Member

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    Eyes would be wide up... ready for 2 10 hr shifts.
     
  8. Friday

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    I always wash my windows and mirrors when it gets dark. Helps a lot with glare.

    Also a 1000 lumen spotlight that you can shine at the ####### that hangs right behind your trailer in left lane with high beams on. For added fun, attach GoPro to back of trailer to record them driving into ditch.

    A 100 amp and a power mic so you can ask people what they need their fog lights on for on a clear night.

    Ok, maybe don't do that.

    I read somewhere that night vision is better when not looking directly at whatever it is you're trying to see. Look slightly beside it and you'll see it better.

    Dim everything. I close the Qualcomm and turn the brightness down to nothing (aka off) whenever I've a distance to go.

    That and time. The more you drive at night the easier it gets. I try to run 2am to 4pm when I can, so there's always some part of the day when it's dark. Better get used to it now, mid winter it'll be dark at some point even if you run the best daylight hours you can.
     
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  9. yessir

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    Better be up when driving through NJ because they will empty your pocket and put dirt on your record State Of The Bandits Legal.
     
  10. heavyhaulerss

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    every 4 wheeler that is coming at me on my 2 lane rd has their bright lights on, they all turn them off AFTER they blind me.
     
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  11. Hamburger71

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    If you try all other suggestions and you still have problems...slow down!!!

    I'm fine at night unless others headlights are bright or out of adjustment, or the worst is when it's raining. I slow way down when it rains. Snow, oddly enough, I enjoy driving in at night. I'm weird like that.
     
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