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Some Tips for Safe Driving at Night

The nighttime can make driving hazardous for drivers, even if the weather is perfectly clear. Some of the most common hazards that appear at night include:

· Bad road conditions.

· Animals running onto the roadway.

· People walking or bicycling along the side of the road without wearing proper reflective gear.

Nighttime driving conditions can be even more dangerous when compounded by bad weather. Fog, rain and snow can all create driving conditions that could lead to a personal injury accident. In order to keep yourself safe, and prevent any harm or damage to the vehicles around you, it is important to understand the best tips for safe driving at night.

Vehicle maintenance is critical to safe driving, and that can be especially true for night driving. Always have your brakes and other important vehicle features inspected at least once every six months to make sure they are working properly. If an exterior light goes out on your vehicle, then replace it immediately to ensure you are visible at night.

Never drive with your interior lights on at night. Most people have heard this tip, but few know why they should turn their interior lights off when driving at night. Your interior lights can distract the drivers behind and in front of you. Instead of focusing on your brake lights or your reverse lights, drivers may find themselves fixated on your interior lights. When you turn off your interior lights, you allow your exterior lights to do their job much more effectively.

Always drive the speed limit at night and, if you can, try to drive a few miles below the limit. Even on a clear night, your reaction time is slowed in the darkness. Give yourself some extra time to react by slowing down and by not driving too close to the vehicles in front of you. If you have someone tailgating you from behind, then move to the side and allow that person to pass. You should not have to see a personal injury lawyer for someone else’s bad driving.

Car accident lawyers will always recommend that only experienced drivers should be behind the wheel at night. Driving at night is significantly different than driving during the daytime. Younger drivers who do not have a lot of experience behind the wheel should avoid getting involved in nighttime driving.

Following good nighttime driver safety tips can help you to avoid having to see an Ontario brain injury lawyer after a personal injury accident. Remember that there are other drivers around you who may not be taking the same safety precautions that you are taking. Along with the measures you are taking to drive safely at night, you should always be very aware of the other drivers around you and be prepared for anything. Nighttime driving can be very dangerous, so it is worth it to take a few extra moments to learn good driving tips that could save your life.

 

For assistance with a personal injury and/or insurance claim, please email David Himelfarb at dhimelfarb@himprolaw.com or call 1-855-446-7765, for a free case evaluation.

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