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Villarreal & Begum September 10, 2014

The Dangers of Late Night Driving

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According to News 4 San Antonio, a car accident recently occurred when a driver crashed into a light pole at about 1:45am. According to the report the man left a bar at around this time, but it doesn’t say anything about him being tested for alcohol after the car accident. This brings up a few questions about driving at night, next to the fact that this man could have also been driving drunk. Let’s say that he wasn’t driving drunk; he could have been sleepy, lost control of the car because there wasn’t enough light or maybe another driver was having problems with vision, causing him to hit the pole.

Regardless of the situation there are common problems with driving around late at night or early in the morning. You don’t have the protection of light, and you basically have to figure out how to get home without encountering one of these problems.

Let’s take a look at some of the dangers that occur when you drive late at night.

People Can’t See You As Well

When it’s dark out other people might not see you. This could be because your headlights or taillights are not working properly, or maybe the other people is simply not paying attention as much as you are. Regardless, if someone doesn’t see you then the chances of you getting into a car accident increase drastically. Cut down on these problems by making sure your lights are working and by avoiding busy roads at night.

You Can’t See As Well At Night

If some lights are out on the road or if you are just driving along a dimly lit street, you can obviously have some problems with your driving. These dim roads can lead to increased car accidents and you might have to put in the effort to avoid these in the future. Obviously some people are required to drive late at night, so the only solution to this problem is driving on streets with plenty of lights and making sure your headlights are properly working.

Some People Drive Drunk or Drowsy

Let’s face it, regardless of how much legislation is put into place and how many people go to jail, there are still going to be some people who drink and drive. This doesn’t always happen during the nighttime, but it’s usually more common during these hours. Keep in mind that many people are also driving home from work and extremely tired which can often be considered more dangerous than drinking and driving. If you’re involved in a late night accident call a San Antonio car accident lawyer at the Villarreal & Begum Law Firm.

Let us know in the comments section if you have any questions about the dangers of late night driving. If you have ever been in a late night car accident, please share your experiences and let us know how you responded to these situations. Do you think it would have been possible to avoid?