Top-of-the-line information for Kenyans final month was the lifting of the 4am–10pm curfew that was imposed as a part of the Covid-19 laws.
With the upcoming festive interval, this growth could not have come at a greater time. It affords the chance for highway journeys, driving round at night time with out concern of operating into bother with cops for being outdoors at an ‘ungodly’ hour.
Nevertheless, maintain your horses and let not the joy get the higher of you. Earlier than pulling your automobile out of the driveway, guarantee it’s good to go to keep away from any mishaps in the course of nowhere.
Attributable to decreased visibility at night time, you could guarantee your headlights are in good working situation. They have to not be foggy, whereas the beams should not be too excessive or too low to discourage correct visibility on the highway.
Not solely the headlights but in addition others, corresponding to brake lights, indicators, hazards and reverse lights, should be in tip-top situation. Your windshield additionally wants cleansing not simply to reinforce visibility but in addition to scale back glare, which can obscure different drivers’ view.
It’s throughout surprising moments, corresponding to night time driving, that you’re almost certainly to expertise a puncture. Due to this fact, you want a spare tyre, full with a wheel spanner and a automobile jack.
I can not emphasise sufficient the significance of filling your gas tank to the brim. You do not need to be sweating on a chilly night time, stranded at the hours of darkness, as echoes of howling hyenas within the neighborhood ship chills down your backbone.
Whereas being a pace freak appears a terrific concept within the daytime, it’s undoubtedly a no-no throughout night time driving. Keep away from driving at speeds of over 80kph due to poor visibility in addition to the probability of wildlife dashing onto the highway.
For private security, you want firm when travelling at night time. Beside our roads lurk freeway robbers and different criminals who lay traps for unsuspecting motorists to steal, carjack or kidnap them.
All the time inform household or shut mates each time driving at night time to allow them to at all times observe up in case something occurs to you. Moreover, you want sufficient relaxation earlier than or throughout your drive to keep away from drowsiness throughout lengthy hours on the highway.
Earlier than getting behind the wheel, you should be certain your blood system is freed from any intoxicant, which can cloud your imaginative and prescient and focus whereas driving.
General, earlier than driving at night time, you will have to take your automobile for a clinic to establish and resolve any mechanical hitches that will come up through the journey.
You additionally must go for a clinic to make sure you are in a very good state of well being to drive at the hours of darkness.