Be Prepared For Nighttime Driving With Roadside Assistance And Safe Driving Tips

The most dangerous time frame for car accidents to occur is between midnight and six o’clock in the morning. If it is necessary to drive at night, then drive smart and follow these safety tips:

1. Ensure that your headlights are properly aimed. Check the proper settings in your service manual for your car.

2. Don’t focus on oncoming traffic headlights since it can blind you for up to 5 seconds before your eyes will readjust to your surroundings.

3. Don’t drive if you are feeling sleepy. If you are too drowsy, pull over and sleep for a bit before heading back on the road. It is important not to rely on caffeine, loud music, or open windows to prevent you from sleeping at the wheel. These methods are not always reliable and you could still be at risk for an accident.

4. Don’t just stare at the centerline while driving because it can cause “highway hypnosis” and will consequently damage your reaction time. Instead, it is important to keep your eyes constantly in motion and checking your surroundings.

Keep these tips in mind when driving at night so that you can arrive safely at your destination. In addition, sign up with a roadside assistance program that will come to your aid in an emergency situation.

Posted on Monday, August 25th, 2014 at 10:07 am In Roadside Assistance Program