There’s no denying that late-night driving can be nerve-racking—especially during road trips. And for good reason—because of factors like low visibility and fatigue, driving in the dark can be more dangerous than driving when the sun is out. The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that traffic deaths are three times greater at night compared to the day.
Late-night driving is sometimes a part of road trips. To be clear, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends against any kind of travel right now to avoid spreading or contracting COVID-19. But you may take a road trip when it’s safer to travel—and the below information can help improve your nighttime driving experience and minimize potential hazards.