Driving at night comes with a lot more risks than driving during the daytime. When you’re driving at night, you’re almost three times more likely to get into a fatal accident, as opposed to driving during the day. Things like under the influence of drivers, increased driver fatigue, and a decrease in driver visibility are all factors that could lead to an accident.
To help keep yourself safe on the road while driving at night, follow these safety tips:
Keep You Windshield and Lights Clean
If your windshield is dirty, it can impair your visibility during the day and at night. A dirty windshield can create visual distortions that will make it harder to see on the road, especially at night. It could potentially lead you to miss the visual cues you need to continue heading in the right direction.
To help make your nighttime drive less stressful, don’t forget to give your windshield and extra rinse before driving off. It’s also very important to make sure your headlights are clean too. If they are coated in dirt, ice, or snow, they can severely impact your vision on the road and make it harder for other cars to see you approaching in the distance.
When you drive at night, drinking and driving become a bigger risk. If you’ve been drinking, never get behind the wheel. Make sure you have a designated driver to take you home at the end of the night.
When driving at night, it’s always a good idea to make sure your defensive-driving instincts are at high alert and make sure you aren’t distracted by your phone, people, or other objects in your vehicle.
Use Your High Beams When Needed
Sometimes it’s not always appropriate to drive with your high beams on. However, at night, your high beams can be very helpful in rural areas or dark open roads. If there are other drivers on the road, remember that your lights can temporarily blind the other driver, so make sure you’re turning them off when another driver is passing or if you are following another vehicle.
Contact 4N6XPRT Systems
If you find yourself in a nighttime accident, make sure you’re contacting 4N6XPRT Systems to provide you with the tools you need to perform an auto accident reconstruction.
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