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Visual Interpretations

Night Driving

Night Vision is the ability to see after dark.  If you have poor night vision, it is best not to drive after dark. According to the National Safety Council, traffic death rates are three times greater at night than during the day. Ninety percent of a driver's reaction depends on vision, and vision is severely limited at night. Depth perception, peripheral vision, and color recognition are compromised after sunset and before dawn.

Older drivers have even greater challenge seeing at night. A 50-year-old may need two times as much light to see as well as a 30-year old.

Night driving is also dangerous because poor vision is often coupled with fatigue. Drowsy drivers lack alertness, and have slower reaction time.

Alcohol is a primary factor in fatal traffic accidents, playing a role in about one-half of all motor vehicle-related deaths.  Most fatal crashes take place on weekend nights.