It is very dangerous to drive your car at night. Based on the National Safety commission’s record, miles traveled will be less between the time 6 p.m to 6 a.m but the number of accidents are more. One of the reason for more accidents is the less visibility during night. If in case you are driving in hill station or roads which are too curvy it is difficult to drive in daylight and driving at night will be even more difficult and chances of accidents are more.
Tips for Nocturnal Humans
Usually drivers are drowsy while driving in the night. People think that they are nocturnal human beings and can easily travel in night time. But the fact, it is human tendency that they feel asleep when it is dark. If you drive the car after working the whole day from morning till evening or after partying the whole day, it will be very tedious to drive at night. After a tiresome day it would be difficult to concentrate on driving.
Like how the daytime drivers have distractions like talking or texting on phone, petting their dog in car, changing the music or radio station or programming the GPS, similarly, the night travel can really become more dangerous.
But if you follow few things chances of getting into accident will surely decrease:
- As it is very difficult to judge the speed and the distance between your car and the car ahead, it is better you maintain lot of distance between the two cars.
- Don’t drive fast, because you may encounter deer or any animals on highways. Keep your headlights on and in good condition so that you can stop your vehicle suddenly.
- If you feel sleepy while driving stop the car and rest for a while and then drive ahead.
- Do not look directly into the car headlight coming in front of you. See through the rear view mirror to avoid glaring of light at night.