Shorter Days Equal Heightened Risks on the Road

Did you know driving at night is more dangerous than driving during the day? Aside from the obvious (limited visibility), fatigue, impairment, and traffic are also known to contribute to an increased number of car crashes during PM hours. 

The national safety council offers several suggestions for reducing the likelihood of a night time car crash:

  • Get a full nights sleep
  • If you haven’t slept in 24 hours or more don’t drive
  • Try avoiding traveling when you would normally be asleep
  • Clean headlights and windshield
  • Look away from oncoming lights
  • Travel at a reduced speed
  • Have annual vision exams
  • Minimize distractions
  • If driving on new roads familiarize yourself with the route before you begin your trip

“While we do only one quarter of our driving at night, 50% of traffic deaths happen at night. It doesn’t matter whether the road is familiar or not, driving at night is always more dangerous.” – National Safety Council

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