You must dip your vehicle's headlight:
Dipping the headlight for an oncoming vehicle
Dipping the headlight when following another vehicle
At other times, use your high beam so you can see further.
At night, just as during the daytime, you must ride at a safe speed. This means that:
It's important to wear clothing and equipment that help you be seen at night.
Put reflective tape on your clothes, or better still wear reflective clothing. See Wearing the right gear for more information about clothing for motorcyclists.
Wearing a reflective vest
It's also a good idea to have reflectors and/or reflective tape on the side of your motorcycle.
Wearing a scratched face-shield is dangerous. It will pick up reflective glare from oncoming vehicles. Replace a scratched face-shield immediately.
Riding at night is more dangerous than riding during the day. To improve your safety on the road at night:
Riding at night
Many roads have reflectors and guide posts to help you 'read' the road at night. Some examples of these are shown below.
Left side of road marker post Right side of road marker post
indicating left-hand bend
Left side of bridge Right side of bridge
Left side of road Centre line
No passing Fire hydrant
Be aware that at night, because most road signs are highly reflective, your light shining on them may make you think you can clearly see further than you really can. Make sure you ride more slowly and carefully at night, particularly on unfamiliar roads.
Last updated: 7 July 2014