The Dangers of Late Night Driving
1800 CAR WRECK Houston attorneys discuss the dangers of late night driving.
// 1-800 Car Wreck (Press Release) // Brian Eberstein
Driving late at night or in the early morning hours is not always avoidable, but it does come with its fair share of risks. According to some statistics, this is the time when most traffic accidents occur.
Driving at Night
“Traffic death rates are three times greater at night than during the day, according to the National Safety Council. Yet many of us are unaware of night driving's special hazards or don't know effective ways to deal with them.”
For more information about driving at night, please visit http://www.weather.com/activities/driving/drivingsafetytips/night.html.
Many Houston drivers assume that less cars on the road diminishes late night driving dangers. This; however, is not the case.
Driving at Night
Why is night driving so dangerous? One obvious answer is darkness. Ninety percent of a driver's reaction depends on vision, and vision is severely limited at night. Depth perception, color recognition, and peripheral vision are compromised after sundown.
For more information about driving at night, please visit http://www.nsc.org/news_resources/Resources/Documents/Driving_at_Night.pdf.
The following are five late night driving tips that can help Houston drivers have a safer commute to their destination.
-Carefully watch all intersections even if your light is green
-Don’t stare directly into the headlights of oncoming vehicles, this can affect your vision
-Be mindful of wildlife, which may be harder to see at night
-Use high beam headlights whenever possible, but remember to dim them for oncoming traffic
-Never drive fatigued or while sleepy
For those who become involved in a late night accident, a Houston personal injury lawyer can help them deal with the aftermath. By contacting a Houston car wreck lawyer with the Eberstein & Witherite firm, injured victims can receive a free case evaluation to assess their legal options. The 1800 CAR WRECK helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so late night accident victims can contact the firm at any time.
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