Tips for driving after dark
Although technically the roads are no more dangerous after dark, there is decreased visibility and less cars on the road, which makes speeding more likely and the possibility of a crash higher.
If you want to drive safely after dark you should employ some more specific skills in your driving than you would when driving in daylight, to ensure that you keep yourself and your passengers safe, and get to your destination safely.
If you are part of an accident and sustain a whiplash injury in Coleford after dark, you may be able to claim compensation if you can prove that the accident and thus your whiplash injury in Coleford was not your fault.
If there was not satisfactory lighting you may be able to claim compensation from the local authority, or if you were hit by another car the other driver may be liable.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to talk to the team about the details of your accident and your whiplash injury in Coleford. The team will be able to help you to decide whether or not you have a good case for compensation and, if you do, pass you over to our injury lawyers who can progress with your claim.
Your injury lawyers will put together a case for a whiplash injury in Coleford claim on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court, and will also work on a 100% no win no fee* basis.
- Aim your headlights properly. Most drivers know how annoying it is to be blinded by someone else’s headlights, but don’t know that their own car is causing these issues for other drivers. Your headlights should be slightly angled down so that you can see the road ahead of you, and other drivers can see you coming.
- Be focused. Even if you are usually very focused, your focus should be even stronger when you are driving after dark. If not you may not see animals, people or cyclists on the road before it is too late and you have had an accident.
- Clean your windshield. A dirty windshield is bad even during the day, as it causes you to miss things which are right in front of you. However this is even worse at night, where smears and grime can make lights look blurry and more dazzling, making it difficult for you to see the road.
- Adjust your wing mirrors. Your wing mirrors should also be cleaned before you set off so that you can see properly through them, but focus on adjusting them slightly downwards so that the lights of the cars behind you don’t dazzle you.
- Get regular eye checks. If your eyesight is even a little off you will find that night driving becomes almost impossible. Don’t ignore the problem and keep driving at night, as this can cause accidents.
Date Published: 13th May 2014
Author: David Brown