Are you thinking about driving at night? We’re sure you’ve given it a lot of thought, but we’d urge you to reconsider. Why? Because night driving is dangerous.
The fact you asked that shows that you’re probably thinking, there’s less traffic at night, so I have far less chance of getting into an accident. Right?
Less chance of an accident at night?
Not really. There may be less traffic on the roads at night, but traffic isn’t everything.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have a team of accident solicitors who deal with claims for personal injuries. They find that, among the ones that arise from road traffic accidents, there are quite a few that took place at night.
It could be you needing an accident lawyer in West Somerset one day.
I’m a careful driver. I’ve never had an accident.
That’s wonderful – and we want you to keep that up. We’d hazard a guess that you probably don’t drive at night very much.
But why is it so dangerous?
OK, here goes. First of all, you can’t see as well as you would be able to see during the day. Your eyes work better in daylight.
The street lights work well don’t they?
Yes, they do. But they don’t light up the whole road and the sky, like daylight does. Your visibility is seriously reduced.
Plus, you’re tired at night. You probably go to bed at midnight or thereabouts, if you work nine to five. If you’re going on a journey at 11.30 pm, and it lasts two hours, you’ll be exhausted by the time you reach your destination – if you get there without crashing your car because you’ve fallen asleep at the wheel.
So what should I do?
Drive during the day if at all possible, but make sure you get plenty of rest if you really must drive at night. Take breaks on the journey, and share the driving with another (insured) driver if you can. Try not to drive when you’d usually be asleep, too.
And if you need an accident lawyer in West Somerset, call Accident Advice Helpline.
How do I get through to an accident lawyer in West Somerset?
You can call our hotline. You won’t speak to an accident lawyer in West Somerset straight away – it will be an advisor who answers, and you can tell them what happened. They’ll pass your case details to one of our lawyers if you’re eligible to claim.
- Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- Dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
- Text “claim365” to 88010 and await a call back
The hotline is open 24/7, so you can call anytime. Leave a message if there’s no answer, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
All our lawyers work on a ‘no win, no fee*’ basis, for your peace of mind – because winning isn’t guaranteed. But excellent service is guaranteed at Accident Advice Helpline, so why not call us now?
Date Published: 3rd December 2014
Author: David Brown