Drivers Are In Added Danger Driving In The Dark

Latest figures reveal that around 40 per cent of road collisions happen between 7.00pm and 7.00am even though the volume of traffic during this time is lower than that experienced during the daytime.

Road Safety champion GEM Motoring Assist (formerly The Guild of Experienced Motorists) is warning drivers of this increased danger. David Williams Chief Executive of GEM Motoring Assist said, “Science has shown us that the human eye performs best in daylight, colours are better defined, images are at their sharpest and it is easier to detect rapid movement and peripheral activity. At night we see only a tenth of what we pick up in broad daylight. Smart drivers will adjust their driving to deal with restrictions placed on their vision rather than expecting eyes to achieve tasks they are scientifically not capable of achieving.”.

5 November 2008 Staff

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