Safe Driving At Night

Driving At NightThe most risky time for car accidents to occur are between midnight and six o’clock in the morning. If you have to drive during these times it is important to know how to do so as safely as possible. Here are some helpful tips:

1. Make sure that your headlights are aimed correctly. Look at your service manual to figure out what the proper procedure for your car is.

2. Do not keep your focus on the headlights of oncoming vehicles because it can blind you for up to five seconds before your eyes can adjust to the light.

3. Do not drive if you are drowsy. If you are feeling too tired, pull over and get some sleep. Do not use caffeine, putting down the windows, or loud music as an alternative to sleep. These are unreliable tactics and can result in you getting into an accident.

4. Do not just stare at the centerline because it can cause “highway hypnosis.” This can cause your reaction time to be impaired so it is important to keep moving your eyes and look around.

Keeping these tips in mind can help keep you safe on the road at night. Also, be signed up with a roadside assistance program in case you find yourself with car troubles and being stranded on the side of the road.

Posted on Monday, October 24th, 2011 at 6:45 pm In Roadside Assistance Program  

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