Even though there is less traffic at night, there is a higher incident of accidents.I read that and wondered why, here are some of the answers:
Fatigue: Not surprising to hear, especially as Day Light Savings it doesn’t get dark till after 9pm.
Darkness: Have you ever driven when it is pouring rain, yet the streets are so poorly marked that it is so hard to stay in your lane.
Rush Hour Traffic: Between 4 and 7pm there are more cars on the road and less light. People want to get home and are not as alert as they should be.
Impaired drivers: when you drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs increases nighttime accidents.
What should you do to combat darkness?
- Get your headlights position right.
- Make sure your Headlights are clean
- Dashboard should be dim
- Don’t look directly at oncoming cars
- Do you wear glasses? They have anti-reflective lenses
- When was the last time you cleaned your windshield, both inside and out?
- Slowing down helps to compensate for limited visibility also you can stop sooner.
- When was the last time you had a vision test?
- Don’t drive if you’ve been awake for more than 24 hours.
- If need be pull over in a safe place and take a nap.
- Stopping every 2 hours, to rest and take a quick walk to help wake you up.
- While driving in rush hour do not be inpatient.
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