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The Dangers of Driving at Night

As it gets closer to turning the clocks back, it will get dark earlier so its time to think about how the changes will affect your daily driving. 

Road authorities agree that night driving presents unique challenges, increased risks and numerous deaths and injuries. Night driving involves more concentration, visual awareness and the ability to identify different hazards and make adjustments earlier than in daylight situations. Fatigue (drowsy driving). Knowing the signs of becoming drowsy behind the wheel is important and could potentially be lifesaving. Many of the signs are similar to distracted and drunk driving.  Alertness is drastically reduced and attentional resources become less available for driving. Just as it occurs with distracted drivers, for example, a driver interacting with a cellphone, cognitive resources are directed away from the task of driving.  Drowsy driving is an internally influenced distraction, but the result is the same — cognitive and visual resources are w…