Earlier Night, Dangerous Driving
As fall begins to leave and winter gets closer to settling in, we begin to notice just how much earlier it gets dark each night. As sunset becomes earlier and earlier and sunrise becomes later and later each day, more and more of your commercial driving teams will be forced to drive in the dark during their early and late runs. And just like a storm, nighttime is considered to be less than ideal conditions to be driving. Often with only your car lights and other cars’ lights as sources of lights, night driving can be very dangerous if your drivers are unprepared for it. Geico Insurance has provided a list of helpful safety tips to remember when driving at night;
- Be Extra Defensive
- Test And Use Your Lights
- Combat Fatigue
- Take Care Of Your Eyes
- Clean Up Your View
- Watch For Wildlife
- Avoid Two-Lane Highways
- Look In The Right Direction
- Slow Down
- Tweak Your Inside Lighting
- Angle Your Headlights Correctly
- Use High Beams When Appropriate
Simply put, it becomes much more dangerous to drive the darker it gets outside. Even the most experienced drivers have to be careful. And in company cars, you could be liable for accidents your drivers cause during the night hours. So make sure your company drivers know what to do when driving in the dark to keep themselves and other drivers safe. Both before and after the sun goes down.
As always, if disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Springfield and SERVPRO of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties are always here for you. We can be reached 24/7 at 217-528-7775.