Authored By: Candace Whitman
Due to the ending of Daylight Savings Time, more people drive in the dark during the fall and winter season. According to PersonalInjury.com, traffic deaths are 3 times higher at night and seat belt use drops.
In a recent blog on PersonalInjury.com, they provide a few tips for driving safely at night.
- At the end of daylight savings, make it a habit to clean your car’s windows, headlights, taillights, and signal lights. This will ensure that when you are driving everyday on your way home from work in the dark that you will be able to see clearly, and other cars will be able to see you.
- If your car does not have automatic headlights, make sure you turn on your headlights before sunset. This will ensure that you do not forget to turn them on once the sun goes down. PersonalInjury.com also states that your vision is limited at twilight so even if you think it is bright enough because the sun is still visible it is still a safe practice to turn on your headlights.
- Get your vision checked annually. According to PersonalInjury.com night blindness or nyctalopia affects many people and can often be corrected by prescription glasses or contacts. So if you have trouble seeing in the dark, your eye doctor may be able to help.
For more tips on driving safely at night, click here to check out the full article on PersonalInjury.com.
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