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2 important safety tips for nocturnal drivers

On Behalf of | Mar 16, 2022 | Car Accidents

Even in the best of circumstances, driving is generally a dangerous undertaking. You have to mind your safety, pay attention to other road users and do everything you can to avoid breaking the law. 

Unfortunately, driving becomes even more dangerous when you take away the sun with NHTSA reporting that fatal accidents are more likely to happen under the cover of darkness than during the day. 

Here are two tips that can help you stay safe on the road at night:

1. Ensure that your head and tail lights are working

Your lights are, without a doubt, the most important resource when driving at night. As such, it is extremely important that they are in perfect condition. If you haven’t driven at night in a while, it is important that you inspect and test both your headlights and tail lights working correctly. And if you are driving the car for the first time, be sure to understand how to turn on both lights.

Additionally, it is important that you keep the protective plastic that covers your lights are clean. Finally, ensure that your car lights are correctly angled towards the road for better illumination. 

2. Do not drive while fatigued

Operating a motor vehicle while fatigued can be extremely dangerous. In this state, your reaction time may be significantly slowed. In addition, the possibility of losing control of the vehicle is quite high should you doze off. Some people try to stay awake by taking caffeine. However, it is important to note that there is no definite formula for beating fatigue. As such, it is important that you understand your fatigue levels before getting behind the wheels. 

Driving at night comes with its share of challenges. Find out how you can safeguard your rights and interests if you are involved in an auto accident at night.