Dangers of the Dark
We Are Not Superheroes | 2016 Winners
According to the National Safety Council, driving at night is more dangerous than any other time of day. In fact, the risk of a fatal crash is three times greater at night.
Discuss with your teen a time you had difficulty seeing in the dark. Talk about how you had to be more vigilant.
What to do when they are driving and tired.
Not driving if they are too tired. Offer to give them a ride.
The importance of minimizing distractions when driving at night. Tell them it's okay to ask other passengers to be quiet.
Take your teen to practice driving at night.
Be aware of reduced visibility.
Slow down to account for less visibility.
Use bright headlights when there are no oncoming cars and it is not foggy.
Keep the windshield clean.
Do not drive when you are tired.
Be alert of other drivers. Most driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol happens at night.
Dim the dashboard lights.
Do not stare directly into oncoming lights. Have your vision checked regularly.
If your car is equipped with the advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) blind spot warning feature, learn how to use it properly.