When And How To Use Flashlights And Headlights Correctly

In addition to putting your seat belt, following the allowed speed of the track and always be aware of the conditions of the car and the rules of traffic, using the right light when driving is essential for a quiet traffic. Caution can prevent serious accidents, as inadequate lighting can disrupt many other drivers.

But between lantern, low beacon, high and flash-alert, do you know which one to use in each situation?To put an end to the doubt, we use information from the Driver Training Manual of CFC Paulista to explain when and how to always use lanterns and headlights in favor of their safety:

Low lantern-Must be used at night on illuminated lanes and during daytime in publicly lit tunnels. Already the bikes must circulate with him always connected.

Highlight-Ways without lighting ask for high beacon.However, one must be aware of the opposite hand and, when crossing with another vehicle, decrease the intensity of light.

Low and high beam (intermittent and for short time) – This signaling is necessary when overtaking or to indicate danger to the front driver.

Lantern (position lamps)-Indicated for embarking or disembarking passengers and loading or unloading goods at night. Also used in low visibility conditions during the day, such as heavy rain, mist or fog.

Alert flash-When in standstill, to indicate that it is stopped. In emergency situations you can also tell the driver that there is danger ahead and the need to brake quickly.