|SAFER NIGHTTIME DRIVING TIPS|
|Posted on: Oct. 08, 2017 in Driving, Safety|
This time of year, it seems like it’s dark when we head out to work and dark when we head home in the evening. During the winter months, driving in the dark is almost unavoidable.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, driving at night is also dangerous as more than half of all accidents occur in the darkness. Considering limited visibility and fatigue are much higher risks at night, it makes sense that driving once the sun goes down is much more dangerous.
Even if you have excellent vision and you’re well-rested, there’s no telling how impaired the other drivers on the road may be. With that in mind, here are some tips to help you drive as safely at night as possible.
Here are some bonus suggestions: Try to avoid driving when you’re tired and never drink and drive. If you wear corrective lenses such as glasses or contacts, be sure they are working well for you at night. If not, speak to your eye doctor. Pay attention to the road and avoid becoming distracted, especially by your phone lighting up. Take frequent breaks if you’ll be driving for long periods of time to reduce fatigue.
Following these recommendations can help you and the other drivers on the road get where you need to be in one piece.
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