Fleet Safety Tip of The Week: High Beams

Apr 09, 2010

Automotive Fleet is back with another Fleet Safety Tip of the week, this time about proper use of high beams.  Listen up and keep your drivers safe:

This week’s tip, culled from the California Driver’s Handbook, pertains to the use of high-beam headlights during night driving. You may want to pass this along to your fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.

Use your high beams whenever possible in open country or on dark city streets, as long as it is not illegal. But do not blind other drivers with your high-beam headlights. Dim your lights when necessary. If another driver does not dim his or her lights: 

  • Don’t look directly into oncoming headlights. If you do, both of you may be blinded.

  • Look toward the right edge of your lane.

  • Watch the oncoming car out of the corner of your eye.

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