Most people can’t avoid driving at night and don’t think much about it at all. Whether you work at night, you have to get your kids to and from their friend’s house at night, or you simply like to go out, you may not consider just how dangerous it can be. Read on to find out why you may want to avoid driving at night and what to do if you are driving at night. Then reach out to a personal injury attorney at 800-333-0000 if you are injured in a car accident or other accident.
You have a large chance of getting into a car accident at night
It is common for people to have poorer vision at night, which makes it harder to note changing road conditions and road hazards. There are also more drunk drivers on the road at night than during the day. When you pair these two issues, it is easy to see why car accidents happen more at night than during the day. Even if you can see fine at night and never get behind the wheel after drinking, there are others on the road with you who can’t say the same thing.
Slowing down is a great way to stay safer on the road
You cannot prevent other’s bad behavior when you are driving at night but you can take responsibility for your own actions. Drive more slowly at night. When you are driving fast, you have less time to react than you would if you were driving more slowly. The faster you are driving, the more likely you are to be in a car accident and the more likely that accident is to result in serious injuries. The slower you go, the less likely you are to be in any accident, especially a fatal car accident.
Drive defensively at night
If you are driving at night, be on the lookout for what other drivers are doing. If you see someone driving erratically, keep away from them. Before you get in the car, check your headlights to make sure they are working. Get them aligned regularly so you can be sure they are properly illuminated the road in front of you. Finally, make sure that you are always alert. If you are tired then you should not be driving. If necessary, take a break and pull over until you are alert enough to safely drive.
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