Know Risk is a community education program designed by the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) to improve our understanding of insurance and how it relates to managing the many risks we all face in life.
Driving at Night Checklist
Don’t relax just because the traffic is quiet. Tips on how to drive safely at night:
1. Car headlights and tail lights must be on between sunset and sunrise. They must also be on in hazardous weather conditions.
2. Headlights must be on low beam when another vehicle is within 200m. This includes dipping the headlights when driving 200m behind another car.
3. If a car with high beams is approaching you, look to the left side of the road and drive towards the left of your lane. You may need to slow down and pull over to let your eyes recover if the lights dazzle you.
4. If your vehicle breaks down on the road, turn on the hazard warning lights. Pull off the road but avoid stopping just over a hill, or just around a curve to avoid accidents with other vehicles not seeing you.