Friday, May 31, 2013

411 PAIN - Driving in the wee hours

411 PAIN - Driving in the wee hours

Driving in the dark might be very stressful for your eyes. Because colors tend to fade at night it’s very difficult reading warning signs. Except for urban roads, most roads don’t have sufficient light to illuminate these gloomy streets. It’s good to turn your car lights on before it’s completely dark. Many drivers make the mistake to wait for the street lights to turn on first. If you or a loved one is injured in a car accident when driving after dark, call 1-800-411-PAIN.

 Your eyes need time to adjust to the dark roads and you pupils a few minutes to dilate. The more light the better vision you’ll have. The less light, the less you’ll see. Minimizing glare might be a great way to concentrate while driving in the late night hours. Some headlights can be quite annoying. Try avoiding them by looking to the bottom right of the road when they approach. It’ll take you time to recover from glare, especially the blinding type. Likewise, turn off any interior lights you might have on. These lights also make it extremely difficult to see.

Injuries from poor lighting are common in mountainous states such as Georgia, Minnesota, Tennessee and Texas. In the state of Georgia hilly cities such as Columbus, Blue Ridge Mountains, Macon and Providence usually have accidents due to poor lighting on the lonely roads. Pedestrians might also be hard to see when crossing these dusky streets. Try to approach pedestrian crossings with caution. When driving at night on lit roads switch your headlights to dip. Full beam headlights should be reserved for roads with some light or roads completely dark.

For a free consultation to victims of automobile accidents in the state of Georgia contact 411 PAIN.
Drive safely and alertly!