Thanksgiving is celebrated amongst family and other loved ones. It is common for people to travel, especially by car, on or before the holiday to attend gatherings. This includes millions of drivers. Holidays do not make motorists immune from car accidents. To keep Thanksgiving a joyous occasion, drive with the following safety tips in mind. Get Enough Rest The ideal hour to be on the road will vary by itinerary, travel distance, traffic, and other factors. No matter the motorist[…] Read More
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Do Car Accidents Increase When Daylight Saving Time Ends?
Take in the sunlight while you can, as the end of daylight saving time (DST) is coming up on Sunday, Nov. 6. The clocks will be set back an hour, giving everyone an extra hour of rest. However, studies show that an increase in car accidents happens during the fall months as the clocks “fall back.” Dark comes an hour earlier daily, limiting visibility during the busy afternoon and evening commute. Drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists are at a higher risk[…] Read More
Does Driving at Night Increase the Likelihood of a Car Accident?
Driving at night is more dangerous for many reasons, and it increases your chances of getting into a car accident. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that although there is less traffic on the roads during nighttime hours, almost half of car accident fatalities in the U.S. occur at night. Having a fatal crash at night is three times greater than during daylight hours. The most significant factor in nighttime accidents is reduced visibility. Even when[…] Read More