During the nighttime, driving can be particularly dangerous for countless reasons. Unfortunately, many accidents occur during these hours, and the consequences can be devastating. Driving at night may increase the probability of being involved in a drunk driving crash or being struck by a driver who has been taking illegal drugs. Moreover, accidents are especially likely to happen due to less visibility and the prevalence of fatigue. It is vital to be vigilant at night because even if you are very responsible while on the road, other drivers may be reckless and place your life in danger.
Whether someone has not slept in a long time and worked for too many hours in a row, or they have had to wake up in the middle of night to go to work even though they have only slept for a short period of time, many drivers suffer from fatigue during the night. To make things worse, they may have a particularly hard time seeing the road and other vehicles, and they might doze off while behind the wheel. Aside from fatigue, some people drink alcohol or do drugs at night, and they may be especially likely to collide with another vehicle during this time period.
Drivers may also be more likely to collide with wildlife at night, and there are other hazards associated with driving in the dark. If you have been involved in a wreck that happened because of someone else’s careless behavior, you should not think twice about looking into the legal options you may have.