Driving Safely at Night
Driving safely at night is more difficult/dangerous than during the day because you lose some of your vision and time to react. However, there are some things you can do to make sure you are alert and will be able to drive safely when the sun sets.
The first one is simple. Make sure you aren’t tired. Either drink coffee or eat protein before you drive at night because eating just carbohydrates can make you drowsy. Being tired will mean your reaction time will be slowed and you might get into an accident that may not have happened if you were fully awake.
Second is to make sure both of your headlights work. You will need as much light as possible to see the road ahead. Also make sure your brake lights work. It will help to speed up the reaction time for the car behind you if you have to stop suddenly.
The last thing is to use your GPS if you have one. It is much safer to drive on big roads than poorly lit offside roads. The GPS will make sure that you take a route which is the safest so it is strongly encouraged that you listen to it at night if you don’t know where you are going.
While all those are easy to do, it is also easy to ignore one or more of these tips and get yourself into trouble. Make sure you stay smart and realize that you should drive differently at night compared to the day.
Patrick Britton – Guest Blogger