Night Driving Dangers

Night Driving Dangers

A little extra caution can go a long way while driving at night

 

Summer has ended, and while fall and winter have their own pleasures — including Christmas tree shopping — longer nights mean increased danger on the roads.

 

You might think you drive just as well at night, but consider this: Even though nighttime driving accounts for just 23% of vehicle miles traveled, more than 50% of fatalities for vehicle occupants 16 and older occur between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., according to the National Safety Commission (NSC).

 

Because we’re big advocates for safety at Brewer Insurance Services, Inc. we thought it would be helpful to take a look at why night driving is more dangerous, and what you can do to decrease that danger.

 

What’s dangerous about night driving?

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Fourth of July Safety

Fourth of July Safety

In North Carolina, summer truly begins when the Fourth of July arrives. It’s a holiday full of fireworks and food, barbecues and boating, family and friends. It can also be full of danger — and we’re not only talking about the fireworks.

 

Whether you’re lighting your own fireworks at home, going to a community show or heading somewhere else, here are 10 ways to help ensure a happy and healthy holiday:

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