Don’t follow too closely.
At night, your field of vision is limited to the area illuminated by your headlights. Even with your high-beam headlights on, that may only be about 500 feet (and only about 250 feet with low beams). To give yourself plenty of stopping time, slow down and increase the typical distance between you and the car you’re following.
Don’t look directly into oncoming headlights.
The glare from an approaching car can temporarily blind you—especially if the driver fails to turn down their high beams—and it could take several seconds for your eyes to readjust to the darkness. Look down toward the right side of the road and follow the lane marking to stay on course until the vehicle passes.
Do dim your dashboard lights.
The glow from your car’s instrument panel and infotainment system can be distracting. The lights can also cause reflections on the windshield that make it tougher for your eyes to adjust to the darkness outside the car. Using the dimmer switch to tone these down can help.