Take Precautions When Driving At Night An Prepare Yourself With A Road Service Program

The riskiest time for auto accidents to occur is between the hours of midnight and 6 AM. If you need to be driving during this time block, it is important to take precaution with these safe nighttime driving tips:

1. Ensure that your headlights are aimed properly. Look at your service manual to determine the proper procedure for your vehicle.

2. Make sure that you do not focus on the headlights of oncoming vehicles since it can blind you for up to five seconds before you eyes will be able to adjust to the light.

3. Don’t drive if you are feeling sleepy. If you are too drowsy, make sure that you pull over and get a bit of rest before getting back on the road. Don’t rely on caffeine, putting down your windows, and playing loud music to help fight off sleep. These tactics are not reliable and could cause an accident.

4. Don’t stare at the centerline while driving since it can cause something called “highway hypnosis.” This will impair your reaction time, therefore it is important to look around and keep your eyes constantly moving.

If you keep these tips in mind while driving at night, you will help keep yourself safe on the road. In addition, prepare yourself for the unexpected and sign up with a road service program in the event that you endure car problems and get stuck on the side of the road.

Posted on Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 at 10:07 pm In Road Service  

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