Keep a Safe Speed
Speed limits are created for clear, daytime conditions. Your headlights are meant to illuminate the roadway for four seconds in front of you. If you cannot see at least four seconds ahead, slow down a little.
Be Aware of Animals on the Roadway
In the dark, it can be a lot harder to see animals on the road, but some animals are more active in the dark. Although it might be tempting to swerve to miss the animal, that …show more content…
Your high beams can blind oncoming traffic, leading to a crash. If oncoming traffic has not turned down their high beams, you can flash your lights as a reminder. If the person still does not turn down their high beams, move your focus to the right side of your lane, and try to not focus directly on the oncoming headlights.
Make Sure Your Vehicle is ready for Night Driving
Your windshield, both inside and out should be clean to decrease the glare from other vehicle’s headlights. You also should make sure your headlights and taillights are in good working condition. If you have not driven in the dark in a while or if you are going to be driving a long distance during the night, be especially diligent about making sure your vehicle is safe for nighttime driving.
Another important thing to do is to make sure you are aware of other drives on the roadway. Unfortunately, sometimes a dangerous driver seems to come out of nowhere or the person suddenly makes an unwise driving decision. If that is the case, and you are the victim of a nighttime driving accident, our Nashville accident lawyers can help you. Contact us for a free initial