Shorter days and longer nights bring driving challenges. It’s good to be aware of them and take necessary precautions.
- Limited light. Nightfall can alter your perceptions of the road. For example, it can increase glare and impair peripheral vision. Help your nighttime view of the road by keeping your headlights and windshield clean. And slow down if needed.
- Reduced visibility. As we age, it becomes more difficult to see in the dark. It’s a good idea to get an annual eye exam so that if you use glasses when you drive, they keep up with your changing vision. Other good practices include driving more slowly and preventing distractions.
- Driving while drowsy. Drowsiness is a significant contributor to auto accidents. Ensure you get enough sleep before getting behind the wheel, and if you feel tired while driving, pull over to rest. Although you may be rested and fully alert, note that drivers around you might not be. Defensive driving is smart—nighttime or daytime.
- Rush hour on the road. When the typical workday starts or finishes, it’s a busy time for traffic. More cars and less visibility equals higher risk. Give driving all your attention to ensure you get to your destination safely.
Protecting yourself on the road also means adequate auto insurance. Ask your Colonial agent if you have all the coverage you need, such as roadside assistance.
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