With shorter days and the holiday season upon us, people now find themselves spending more time night driving. However, night driving is more dangerous than daytime driving. In fact, the risk of a fatal crash is three times greater at night, according to National Safety Council research.
To help combat the possibility of compromised depth perception, color recognition and peripheral vision along with the glare of headlights from an oncoming vehicle that can temporarily blind a driver, here are ten tips you can use to battle the dark:
- Make sure your headlights are working properly, aligned correctly and they’re clean
- Slow down to compensate for limited visibility, reduced braking times and, if you’re older, compromised night vision.
- Try to avoid two-lane highways as they are particularly bad for oncoming glare
- Keep your windshield clean to eliminate streaks
- Look away from oncoming lights
- Aim your headlights correctly, and make sure they’re clean
- Get seven or more hours of sleep a night
- Don’t drive if you’ve been awake for 16 hours or more
- Use your high beams when appropriate
- Don’t forget to get your annual eye exam to make sure your vision is all that it should be
Security Specialists Wants You to Stay Alert so You Can Stay Alive this Autumn!