5 Tips for Driving Safely at Night

Driving after dark poses special hazards. But these five tips from safety experts will help you steer clear and stay safe while driving at night.
Listen to your GPS.

"Although GPS units can be helpful if you're driving in unfamiliar surroundings, their brightly lit screens can distract you at night," says Bill Van Tassel, Ph.D., manager of driver training operations at AAA. That's worrisome considering that driver distraction is a factor in 16 percent of fatal collisions.

Van Tassel's advice: Dim the display, or turn the screen from view and follow the voice commands instead.

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