Mile for mile, driving fatalities are three times more likely at night than during the day. Here's what you can do to stay safe.
See and be seen.
Clean your vehicle's windows inside and out frequently. Make sure the windshield wipers are working, and give the headlights, taillights, and mirrors a regular wipe-down, too. Check that all of your lights are working properly and replace any bulbs that are dim or burned out.
Watch for wildlife.
Deer, raccoons, and other animals often roam at night. Use your high beams when there's no oncoming traffic, and watch the sides of the road for sudden movement. If an animal jumps in front of your car, don't swerve. Just hit the brakes.