Driving at night can be risky; your visibility is significantly decreased, leading to more factors that pose a risk of a New Haven auto accident.
To stay safe while driving at night, the New Haven auto accident attorneys at The LoRicco Law Firm have provided these safe driving tips.
- Check your lights. Headlights should be used from an hour before dusk to dawn and anytime visibility is low or during bad weather. Headlights, tail lights and turn signals should be in proper working order. Check that all bulbs are operational and that lights work correctly when switched on and off. Your headlights should also be aimed properly so that you do not blind other drivers with their use.
- Keep a safe distance. The closer you follow a vehicle, the less time you have to react to unanticipated stops or sudden changes in traffic. For this reason you should provide a safe distance between your vehicle and the vehicle traveling in front of you. To keep a safe follow distance between vehicles, always leave at least three seconds of distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.
- Do not engage in distractions. When it’s dark, it is more difficult to see hazards on the road. Remain alert while driving by ignoring distractions. This may include items, activities or people that divert your attention away from the roadway.
- Watch for pedestrians. Pedestrians can be difficult to see, especially at night. You will need to stay alert and attentive for any pedestrian that may wonder onto the roadway.
- Do not drink and drive.
- Do not drive drowsy.
The New Haven auto accident attorneys at The LoRicco Law Firm are here if you or loved one get injured. Our team and experienced in fighting the insurance company to protect your interests.