Today you will learn more about tip #9 in our eBook “Tips to Avoid Car Accidents.” By now, you should have learned eight great tips. This article will discuss why you should avoid driving at night.
To some people, driving at night might seem ideal. They might enjoy less traffic, which means they get to their destinations quicker. Plus, it may seem more fun to drive around and see the city at night rather than try to enjoy the scenery during rush hour.
However, the disadvantages outweigh these benefits. Driving at night is much more dangerous than driving during the day. In fact, fatal car accidents are three times as likely to occur at night. Only 25 percent of driving is done at night, yet more than 50 percent of accidents occur at that time. Read on to learn why nighttime is not the right time for driving.
Driving at night affects you in so many ways. First of all, it is dark outside, so you can’t see as well as you can during the day. Your field of vision is decreased, making it harder to see cars, pedestrians, animals, potholes, debris and anything else that might be lurking on the roads. In addition, people tend to be more tired at night. After a long day of work or after attending a concert or other late-night event, sleep may be the first thing on your mind. You will spend your driving time battling fatigue while dealing with other tired drivers—not a good mix.
Another concern is drunk drivers. Many people tend to visit nightclubs and bars at night, and sometimes they have a little too much to drink. This makes them drive erratically, and if you don’t be proactive, you could be a victim. You’ll need to be extra cautious at night, even though you may be extra tired.
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On the weekends, teens tend to be out late at night enjoying parties and joyriding with friends. Be careful when driving around younger drivers. They are not only inexperienced at driving, but they could be acting recklessly or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Many teens like to test their limits, and this may include speeding or disobeying traffic laws.
Driving at night is also annoying because you have headlights constantly coming in your direction. Trying to avoid staring at them while keeping your eyes focused on your road is not an easy task. The best tip is to dim the dashboard lights inside your vehicle to prevent glare and turn away from oncoming headlights as much as possible.
Now you know more about why you should avoid driving at night if you want to avoid car crashes. Make sure you keep reading to find out the tenth and final tip.
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