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Follow these nighttime driving safety tips

Do you often find yourself driving at night? Have you come to find that this is more difficult than driving during daylight hours?

Even if you do your best to avoid nighttime driving, you know it's not always possible.

Here are a handful of nighttime driving safety tips that can help you avoid trouble on the road:

  • Make sure you always use your headlights, as to improve visibility and help others better see your vehicle
  • Don't use your high beams when other vehicles are approaching
  • Never turn on interior lights when driving at night
  • Slow down as to give yourself more time to make quick decisions, such as if another car quickly pulls out in front of you
  • Cut back on nighttime glare by keeping your windshield clean and using the lane markers to guide your travel
  • If you feel drowsy, immediately move your vehicle to the side of the road

It can be a challenge to follow these tips at all times, but you don't want to forget about how important they are to your safety. If you make any mistake, even a small one, it increases the likelihood of an accident.

If you are involved in a nighttime driving accident, maybe because another person crosses the center line and strikes your vehicle, move to safety, call for help and stay where you are.

Once you receive treatment, you can sort through the finer details of the accident. During this time, you'll want to learn who was at fault and the steps you can take to protect your legal rights.

Source: Esurance, "night driving," accessed April 04, 2018

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