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Tips to prevent car accidents while driving at night

On Behalf of | Feb 21, 2019 | Car Accidents

It goes without saying that Delaware roadways are extremely dangerous these days, with accident rates increasing every year. Driving after dark can present a different set of challenges for motorists. When driving at night there are certain things drivers can do to reduce the likelihood for car accidents.

One of the biggest challenges to driving at night is fatigue. Humans are hard-wired to sleep at night, so staying alert and focused while driving at night can be difficult. Those who drive at night may focus on things that can help them stay awake and alert, such as caffeinated drinks, playing loud music or opening windows. However, the best way to prepare for night driving is to sleep during the day.

If night driving is a must, it helps to preplan a route. Due to the limited visibility at night, choosing familiar routes can be very helpful. It is also recommended to make a note of rest area locations in case fatigue sets in. Having the option to take a break if needed will help to help to prevent stress and anxiety.

Driving at night has advantages, such as less traffic and greater parking availability in the mornings. However, driving after dark can also be dangerous. Exhaustion and limited visibility are common causes of car accidents at night. Delaware residents who have suffered injuries or loss due to negligence in an accident may want to consider discussions with a legal representative. Damages from a successful lawsuit could help in recovering any financial losses that have occurred due to an accident.