The Reality of Car Accidents at Night
Most of us get into our cars or other people’s cars all throughout the day, whether to drive to work, to go for an outing, or to run errands. While driving makes life easier in many ways, it can also be dangerous. Millions of Americans are involved in car accidents every year. While some accidents may be minor with slight injuries, others can be tragic with serious or even fatal injuries.
Accidents can also happen at any time of the day. However, statistics show that the risk of getting into a motor vehicle accident increases significantly at night. Car accidents at night generally involve more serious injuries.
The time of day has consistently been shown to impact the increased risk of car accidents. Statistics show that most car accidents occur after sunset. However, dusk or nighttime is not the only factor in the increased risk of car accidents. Other nighttime factors include the condition of the road, drivers, and weather conditions. However, the most common factors include:
– Driving while tired. According to the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are more than 100,000 police-reported accidents each year are a result of driver fatigue.
– Poor lighting or decreased visibility. Nighttime can make it more difficult for some drivers to see the road clearly. It has been shown that poor lighting can impact depth perception, peripheral vision and color clarity for drivers.
– Greater number of drunk drivers on the road. Reports show that there are more drunk drivers on the road during the nighttime hours, especially between the hours of midnight and 3 am.
These are only some of the reasons why it is important to be more vigilant if you are driving at night. You should always drive carefully, but should be extra cautious while driving at night. However, if you do get into an accident, you should immediately consult with an experienced car accident attorney to protect your legal rights and get the full compensation that you deserve.
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