Chief Inspector Morgan with the Tema Community 2 District Police Command has advised the general public especially drivers on Plan B FM’s morning show NKOSUONSEM, with Nana Yaw Abrompa. He said that driving on a highlight on the road at night is very dangerous.
He said, high-beam headlights should be used at night, whenever one is unable to see enough on the road.
“Low visibility at night can be scary for even the most experienced drivers. Ninety percent of a driver’s reactions depend on acute vision, including depth perception, color recognition, and peripheral vision, all of which become severely limited at night.
He continued that, While high beams help keep drivers safe, they can also endanger other drivers if you use them incorrectly.
“All states have laws requiring you to dim your high-beam headlights whenever there is a risk of blinding other drivers. The exact distance varies from state to state, but typically, high-beam headlights must not be used within 500 feet of an approaching vehicle or within 200 or 300 feet of another vehicle you’re following.
Never use your high-beam headlights while you are driving in fog, rain, or snow. In such conditions, they can make your vision even worse. High beams will shine directly into the fog or precipitation, which will reflect the bright light to you” he stated