Although the sun sets later in the summer months, it's important to remember that a driver's depth perception, color recognition, and peripheral vision changes in the night. During this time, it is also more likely that there could be fatigued and drunk drivers on the road. The Center for Transportation offers drivers helpful tips when it comes to staying alert and safe while driving in the night.
- Make sure the headlights are on and clean
- Dim the dashboard lighting
- Don't directly look into the headlights of oncoming traffic
- Clean the windshield to eliminate streaks more visible at night
- Slow down to compensate for limited visibility and reduced stopping time
- Remain alert of wildlife in the roadway