Fall is here, and this can mean a variety of things. It can mean brightly colored leaves falling on the ground and roadways, it can mean football season, great weather, etc. It also means we will not have as many daylight hours. We will see more hours of darkness than we will sunlight until we reach the middle of March.
Since it gets darker earlier, it is always important to make sure you are alert when you are driving at night. It is critical that you are able to see the road so you can drive safely. You can practice safe driving and do your part in avoiding a car accident by remembering the following advice:
- If your car needs any repairs or maintenance, you should make sure you take your car to a mechanic or car shop. You should inspect your car for any damage to the tires, lights, windows, windshield, and mirrors.
- Do not have your headlights turned on too brightly because you could distract the other drivers. You want to be able to see the road and other drivers, but you do not want to make things difficult for other drivers on the road.
- If you feel the need to turn on your headlights, then you probably should go with that feeling. When it is dark, foggy, or gloomy, you should turn on your headlights.
- If you are driving during the night and you become tired, you should not try to continue to drive. If you can find a safe place to stop, you can take a quick nap or do something that usually helps you stay awake. If there is a licensed driver in the car, you can ask that person to drive until you are rested and alert enough to continue.
If you or someone you love is injured, talking to experienced Columbia car accident attorneys can help you understand all of your rights and the steps you should take to make sure your rights are preserved.
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