Have you ever been driving down the road at night and passed a vehicle without their headlights on? Most of us have and, as you know, not having headlights on at night presents a very dangerous situation for the offending vehicle, as well as for all of the other vehicles on the roadway.
While this may arguably be the worst time to be driving without headlights, there are other times – some which you may have never thought of – in which driving without headlights is very dangerous. Remembering to use your headlights in the following situations could lower your risk of suffering a devastating Pennsylvania car accident.
- Driving on a foggy day can be dangerous because it’s difficult for other vehicles to see you. By using your headlights during these times, you can make yourself more visible to other drivers.
- Driving on a cloudy day can be nearly as dangerous as driving at night, especially during stormy skies or Pennsylvania winters. When the sky is gray and the clouds are low, turn on your headlights.
- Driving in a rainstorm presents many dangers, but one of the most dangerous aspects is decreased visibility for both you as well as other drivers. Use your headlights to increase visibility to you both.
- Driving in a tunnel simulates driving at night. Just as you would turn on your lights during the nighttime, make sure you use them in tunnels as well.
- Driving down a long, straight stretch of roadway can make it difficult to notice approaching vehicles, as they may blend into the distance. These long, straight stretches are frequently used for passing and, if the passing vehicle does not notice your vehicle, you could be involved in a head-on collision.
Have you been injured in a PA car crash because a negligent driver failed to turn on their headlights? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Cordisco & Saile at 1-215-642-2335 to speak with a Bucks County car crash attorney today.