Safety Tips:Driving After Dark
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Safety Tips:Driving After Dark

After the sun goes down, a driver’s depth perception, color recognition, and peripheral vision are all compromised. Additionally, he or she is much more likely to share the road with impaired and fatigued drivers at night. 

In fact, traffic deaths are three times greater at night.

Here are some nighttime driving tips:

  • Make sure your headlights are aimed properly and that they’re clean.
  • Dim your dashboard
  • Look away from oncoming lights
  • If you wear glasses, make sure they’re anti-reflective
  • Clean the windshield to eliminate streaks
  • Slow down to compensate for limited visibility and reduced stopping time.
  • Adjust driving behaviour to accomodate for the road ahead
  • Remain alert at all times. Cell phones, sipping coffee,or changing of the radio station can wait.