Nighttime Driving Safety Tips
Even with decreased traffic, nighttime driving is more dangerous than driving during daylight hours. In fact, the rate of accidents resulting in death is three times greater at night than throughout the day. This increased risk is caused by a number of factors, but by following a few safety tips, the likeliness of being involved in a car accident while driving in the dark can be decreased.
Tips for Being on the Road at Night
- If possible, plan to take long driving trips during the day. Driving continuous hours at night can cause drowsiness and significantly increase chances of a car accident.
- If you must drive for long distances at night make frequent stops to stretch, get some exercise, and grab a snack. This will help keep you alert and energized. If you find yourself becoming too sleepy to drive, find a safe place to stop and rest for the night.
- Have an annual eye exam done to evaluate for conditions that can decrease your nighttime vision. If you wear glasses, consider getting anti-glare coating for your lenses.
- When on the road at night, decrease your speed and increase your following distance.
- Keep your windshield and lights clean to avoid glare.
- Utilize your headlights. They should be used when driving at any time between dusk and dawn. Do not overdrive your headlights. In other words, you should never drive so fast that you cannot stop in the distance covered by your headlights.
By taking the above safety measures it is possible to decrease your likelihood of being in a nighttime vehicle accident. If you or someone you know has been injured in a nighttime car accident, please contact the Appleton car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to discuss your case.