Daylight savings is less than a month away, meaning the sun won’t set as early in the day. However, your local ABRA Auto explain, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still be aware of the dangers of night driving. In fact, nearly 40% of fatal auto accidents occur at night. To keep you and your family safe, here are five tips from ABRA’s automotive specialists.
Night Driving: Top 5 Automotive Safety Tips
Keep the Cabin Dark
Additional cell phones screens and interior lights can cause a glare that impedes your vision. Remember to turn these lights off when your vehicle is in motion.
Keeps Headlights in Top Condition
Every few weeks, clean and check your head and taillights to make sure they are working properly.
Don’t “Outdrive” Your Headlights
Headlights have a visibility range or a distance that the light reaches. Try to use this feature as a gauge for how close your vehicle is to other cars and objects, making sure you give yourself an appropriate stopping distance.
Just as with any time of the day, try to minimize your distractions behind the wheel. That means reducing the number of passengers in your car, putting away your cell phone, and keeping your eyes on the road.
Don’t Drive Drowsy
Driving at night also puts you at risk of fatigue, which can impair both your vision and your response time. If you are too tired to drive, consider waiting until morning or carpooling with someone else.
If you are involved in a collision at night or at any time of day, you can rely on your local ABRA Auto for world-class collision repair. To see a complete list of their auto body services, visit their website.