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Nighttime Is the Most Dangerous Time to Be on the Road

5/12/2013

Even though driving at night in Philadelphia only accounts for about 25% of all driving, it is still the most dangerous time to drive. Accidents are three times more likely to occur at night.

 

Why More Accidents Occur at Night:

  • Poor Visibility – We have lost the natural light of the sun and are forced to rely on artificial light to see. We have street lamps and headlights to help guide us during the night. Headlights only allow the driver to see a small portion of the road, and it diminishes the ability to use peripheral vision.
  • Fatigue – The lack of sunlight and the late hour of driving naturally causes people to become tired while driving. This can dull concentration and will minimize reaction time.
  • Alcohol – Even if a driver has not had something to drink, the number of drunk drivers increases when it is nighttime. Alcohol impairs a driver’s ability to properly operate a vehicle and leads to the probability of an accident.

 

We know that it is unrealistic to stop driving after dark. But it is a dangerous time to be on the road and we think you should know what the dangers of driving at night are.  We have also compiled a list of tips that can help you be better prepared for driving after dark in Philadelphia.

Driving at night is dangerous and can lead to accidents. If you have been in an accident at night we may be able to help you with your case. Call our firm Mednick, Mezyk & Kredo, P.C., at 888-807-WORK for a consultation about your accident and what your rights are.

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