Oratory: There are occasions when an over-the-road driver will have to operate his/her vehicle at night. Understanding the nature of the adjustments one will have to make when
driving at night is essential to the safe operations of a truck/trailer. Safety starts the minute you start your day by coming on duty and performing your equipment pre-trip inspection.
D. Hilton, VP Safety
General: Driving at night can be dangerous. Darkness hides all kinds of hazards that are easier to see during daylight hours. Therefore, if you choose to drive at night changes in driving behavior is essential to avoid becoming an accident statistic.
1. How should a driver prepare for night driving?
2. Tips for safe night driving!
3. Some specific night driving tips:
Summary: Driving at night offers some advantages to driving during daylight, such as reduced traffic. However, there are challenges that must be considered when driving at night. Adjusting one’s driving habits will be essential when opting for night time driving. Know your capabilities and the practice of safe vehicle operations will ensure that you arrive at your destination safety.