Very few people truly enjoy driving at night. It’s hard to see, there are many unlit roads and some drivers are hard to spot. Because of this, many people suffer from vehicle accidents at night.
When driving at night, you may need to consider several suggestions for safe driving at night. Here’s what you should know:
1. Keep your windshield clean
It’s important that you have as much viability at night as possible. That means keeping your windshield clean. Luckily, your car should have wiper fluid to clean off any spears or water stains. If you’ve run out of wiper fluid, then you may find a window cleaner at most gas stations.
2. Reduce your car’s interior lighting
While it may be comforting to have a light on in your car, it’s actually likely counterproductive to your visibility. Your eyes will adjust to the light in your car, making it harder to see in the dark. Many cars allow drivers to reduce interior lights and, if you’re using your phone’s GPS, you may need to reduce its brightness levels as well.
3. Stay caffeinated
Most people don’t like to drive at night because they want to be home and in bed. If you’re getting off work or you’ve been traveling, then you may need to consider staying caffeinated. Your body naturally produces melatonin at night, which can make you sleepy, making it harder to concentrate on the road. Caffeine can block melatonin from affecting your fatigue levels.
Just because you can see at night, doesn’t mean other drivers can. If you’re in an auto accident, then you may need to consider understanding your legal options.