Why is night driving so dangerous, besides the fact that it’s dark? It is because vision is the principal factor of reaction time for a driver, and our vision at night becomes severely limited. Our depth perception, color recognition, and peripheral vision are all compromised when driving at night.
Traffic death rates are three times greater at night than during the day. Yet many of us are unaware of the special hazards of night driving. If you want to be a safer driver at night follow these seven strategies to help minimize the risks of driving at night: