It goes without saying that of the 5 senses, Sight is the most important when driving. Beyond making sure that you are not distracted by mess or the sight of something broken or dangerous in your car while you drive there are 3 key areas to focus on which will make your adventure on the road more safe, simple and stylish.
The first and I believe most important is your glass. Make sure the windscreen, windows and mirrors are crystal clean inside and out and adjusted to suit your driving position. Washing your car frequently should take care of the outside of the glass. Whenever you fuel up, take the time to clean your windscreen and any other windows that might be dirty. Use a cleaning product of your choice but be sure that the chemical in the product does not damage your paint or upholstery. My grandfather told me that if you rub a raw potato on the outside of the windscreen it will repel rain and you will not need wipers. In my experience, my grandfather is wrong.
The inside of the glass is often neglected but it is just as important. Greasy smears will make driving safely challenging. I often use wet wipes to clean the glass with a quick follow up polish by a dry clean cloth or serviette. This won’t be a simple wipe but will take some elbow grease and be well worth it. The other tip to a pristine interior glass is to master your demister. Use it to remove any moisture fogging up your view.
The next option to improve your sight is to illuminate your world. Invest in some excellent lights. You can upgrade the quality of bulb in your standard headlights and you can add additional lights. If you add spotlights, explore the options for lenses. Some will focus the light as a pencil beam down the center of the road while others will spread the light across from gutter to gutter.
Every time I clean my windscreen I take the time to also clean my headlights and spotlights. The collection of bugs and road grime can reduce the light and your visibility. Check that they are all working and are pointed in the best direction. There is no point having great spotlights if they are shining on possums in the tops of trees. Remember, if you are driving on dusty roads, foggy conditions or at any time that visibility is low, turn your lights on. While it is important that you can see, it is equally important that others can see you.
My final tip to improve your sight while driving is to always keep a good quality pair of sunglasses on hand. I use a pair from the Cancer Council to reduce glare and stress on my eyes. A good pair of glasses will not only look stylish but will also reduce eye strain, fatigue and potential headaches.
Sight is the most important of the 5 senses when you are driving. Keep you glass clean, get plenty of light and don some stylish shades.