Frequent question: When should you dip your headlights when being overtaken?

When should you dip your headlights when being overtaken at night?

If you are being overtaken, you should dip your lights as soon as the overtaking vehicle passes you and keep them dipped until they can be raised again without dazzling the other driver.

When would you dip your headlights?

You should dip your headlights if a police officer is directing traffic. If you want to park your vehicle for a short time, and it is night time, keep the vehicle as visible as possible without compromising other road users – pick a visible position and leave your parking or hazard lights on.

When should you dip?

How to know when to dip your headlights. You must dip your high beam headlights when a police officer is directing traffic, when you are following another vehicle (within 200m), when you are approaching another vehicle (within 200m), and when you are parked.

What should you do after being overtaken at night?

Use your lights when overtaking

Once you’ve drawn level with the vehicle you’re overtaking, quickly switch headlights to full beam in order to fully illuminate the road ahead (as long as there are no vehicles ahead of you, of course).

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When should I dim the lights during the day?

If you are driving with your high-beam lights on, you must dim them at least 500 ft from any oncoming vehicle, so you don’t blind the oncoming driver. You must use low-beam lights if you are within 200-300 ft of the vehicle you are following.

What are some signs that tell you are fatigued?

Symptoms of fatigue

  • chronic tiredness or sleepiness.
  • headache.
  • dizziness.
  • sore or aching muscles.
  • muscle weakness.
  • slowed reflexes and responses.
  • impaired decision-making and judgement.
  • moodiness, such as irritability.

Should you turn on headlights when raining?

You must have your headlights, tail-lights and number plate lights on when you drive at night or in bad weather that causes reduced visibility (such as heavy rain).