Changes in daylight savings times and changes in the weather create situations where car accidents are more likely to occur. The risk of a fatal vehicle accident is three times greater at night, according to the National Safety Council.
Tips from Dyer Law to Stay Safe While Driving at Night.
The shorter days since the daylight savings time change, fatigue, compromised night vision, rush hour and impaired drivers can make driving at night more dangerous than other times of the day. Here are just a few ways to decrease the possibility of a motor vehicle accident.
- Aim your headlights correctly and make sure they are clean
- Dim your dashboard
- Look away from oncoming lights
- If you wear glasses, make sure they’re anti-reflective
- Clean the Windshield to eliminate streaks
- Slow down to compensate for limited visibility and reduced stopping time
Night-time driving causes more hazards than any other time of day, according to the National Safety Council. Compromised night vision, fatigue, rush hour traffic and impaired drivers become even greater factors when driving after dark. Nobody wants to be involved in an accident. However, even after precautions are made, accidents can still happen.
One of the most important steps to protecting yourself in the event of an accident from nighttime driving is to ensure that your car insurance is both up to date and serving your needs correctly. You should be covered for more than just accidental damage because it could be costly if you’re not. If you’re worried about not knowing where to start in your search, Consumer Advocate has put together a list of the 10 best car insurance providers based on consumer reviews. Take a look at each to find the one that best suits your needs.
Dyer Law Helps People Injured in Motor Vehicle Accidents.
Knowing what you should or shouldn’t do after the accident will ensure your rights are protected. Mike Dyer of Dyer Law wrote a book, “7 Costly Mistakes Nebraska Accident Victims Make,” to help understand your legal rights. The first costly mistake many people make when involved in an accident is not taking action at the accident scene to ensure your rights are preserved. One important tip to ensuring your rights is to be sure and contact law enforcement. Do not let the other driver talk you into not contacting the police. It may seem minor at the time, but it is one important step in resolving any issues.
Learn more about how to ensure your rights if you are injured in an accident by requesting your FREE copy of the book. Go to the website and request your copy of “7 Costly Mistakes Nebraska Accident Victims Make”.
Talk to the Experts at Dyer Law.
If you’ve been in a car, truck or motorcycle accident, contact us for a free consultation. For more than 25 years, Dyer Law has been helping people in Nebraska get the compensation they deserve. We’re ready to help. Call us toll free at 888.393.7529, or visit our website Dyer.law.