Many people believe that daytime driving is safer than nighttime driving. Recent statistics from the National Traffic Safety Administration show otherwise: That more traffic accidents happen during the day than at night.
In response to this information, it is important that drivers are being as safe during the day as they would be at night, this means getting lighting & electrical systems in an automobile inspected. One of the easiest ways to decrease the risk of getting into an accident is to install daytime lights on a vehicle. Recent studies show that a driver is 11 percent less likely to get into a multiple vehicle accident during the day if they install daytime lights. Cars are able to see vehicles coming from further away with the lights, in addition to better prevention of head-on and front-corner collisions.
New headlight technology allows for drivers to switch from their standard headlights to an LED light source for day driving. This allows for a longer life and also draws less energy from a car battery.
Drivers looking to increase their visibility while on the road should also have their turn signals checked to make sure they are working properly.
It is also important to replace worn out windshield wipers, as these will not effectively handle water when it rains or snows. It is suggested to replace them every three months. Drives should also make sure their windshield washer fluid is topped off so the outside of their windshield can remain clean. Conversely, they should also wipe and clean the interior of the windshield, as film can build up and reduce vision, especially when the sun creates a hazy reflection. You also might want to consider applying a rain repellent to the outside of windshield, which causes the rain to bead up and slide right off.
Drivers should also inspect and adjust their mirrors to ensure they are seeing as much roadway behind them as they possibly can. This will help drivers change lanes and allow them to take the least amount of time when checking blinds, decreasing the risk of accidents on the road.
It is also important for visibility to drive slow, especially in the rain. Slowing down causes less water to splash up on the car, increasing visibility, not to mention decreasing the risk of hydroplaning. In addition it is also important to drive in the right lane in the rain, as more rain gets splashed up by other cars in the middle lane.