Driving at night is one of the causes of the many car accident claims in Bellshill that we here at Accident Advice Helpline have handled for clients in recent years. It’s not that driving at night is particularly dangerous, it’s more down to whether or not drivers have night driving experience, the impact that an adverse weather conditions can have, and good car headlight management.
The world looks different at night time
The fact of the matter is that things do look different at night time. Because the depth of field of your vision is restricted, areas that are normally familiar can look quite strange. Being in unfamiliar surroundings tends to make people more nervous and the same is true of drivers. The fact that a driver’s depth of vision is reduced in the hours of darkness also plays a major factor in road safety. If you drive as fast at night time as you normally do during daylight hours, you’re giving yourself less reaction time if something goes wrong in the road in front of you. It means that you really ought to drive slower, and you should increase the distance you normally allow yourself between you and any car you might be following.
More accidents happen at night than during the day
The statistics speak for themselves. Although generally speaking, there is 60% less traffic on the roads at night time, 40% more RTA’s happen under cover of darkness that happen during the day. One of the single biggest causes is drivers forgetting to dip their headlights. This not only dazzles the drivers of oncoming traffic, momentarily, but can affect their vision for a few seconds afterwards.
Don’t forget to dip your headlights when approaching a vehicle from behind
Some drivers also forget to dip their headlights when they’re coming up behind another vehicle. This too can dazzle the driver in front, and can cause distraction which could lead to the distracted driver having an accident.
Pre-valuing car accident claims in Bellshill, using Accident Advice Helpline’s HOW MUCH compensation calculator
Potential claimants who would like to get an idea of how much their car accident claims in Bellshill could win them in terms of compensation for their injuries, should visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website and make use of our interactive fully automated HOW MUCH compensation calculator. The process is very user-friendly and only takes approximately 30 seconds of anybody’s time.
Accessing help when you need it
All the claims that we process on behalf our clients are put through our industry-leading ‘no win, no fee’ system. It’s a system that is wholly recommended by the former TV presenter and well-known people’s consumer crusader Esther Rantzen. Although the application process is relatively simple, some cases can be more complicated than others. If you need any help, call our free 24/7 helpline and chat to a member of our customer support team. You can access the helpline from any landline by calling 0800 689 0500, or, if using a mobile, 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 30th November 2014