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Motorists offered driving in the dark tips

Motorists offered driving in the dark tips

British motorists have been issued with advice on how to stay safe when driving in the dark.

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) offers weekly tips and this week has focussed on being behind the wheel during times of reduced visibility.

Drivers have been urged to ensure that both their lights and windscreen are clean before setting off on a journey in order to maximise their view.

The IAM has also urged car owners to use their main beams when possible but to be wary of oncoming traffic and getting too close to the car in front.

Simon Elstow, the organsiation's head of training, explained: "The risk of fatal accidents increases in the dark as visibility is reduced.

"Have regular eye examinations to ensure you are wearing glasses or contact lenses if you need to."

Drivers on long journeys have also been warned that caffeine is not the only answer when combating tiredness.

Taking regular 20-minute naps will help drivers re-energise and improve their concentration, the expert commented.

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