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Why do car accidents happen at night?

While it may be hard to believe, a large number of car accidents happen at night. These kinds of accidents can be extremely dangerous and lead to permanent and fatal injuries.

There are a number of contributing factors that lead to nighttime car accidents. Here’s what you should know:

Drunk driving

Most people drink later in the day and into the night. There are some people who believe that they’re sober enough to drive despite drinking. 

When they get on the road, drunk drivers often don’t realize just how reckless they are. Additionally, their reaction speed is lowered and they may take more risks while driving. All of this can lead up to a drunk driver crashing into another driver.


Have you ever noticed how few cars are on the road at night? Many other drivers have as well, especially those that like to push their cars to the limit. People often speed at night because of how empty the road gets. However, drivers who speed are very likely to cause accidents.

Driver fatigue 

Some people drive home at night after a long day of work. Others may be driving long distances and haven’t taken any time to rest. In either of these scenarios, the driver may be exhausted, which can lead to several issues while driving. For example, a fatigued driver may fall asleep behind the wheel.

Poor visibility 

Driving at night is dangerous simply because it’s a lot harder to see your surroundings. Drivers who don’t have their lights on are harder to spot. And, there are some places on the road that don’t have enough lighting, making it difficult for drivers to see other cars.

If you’re in an accident while driving, then you may need to be aware of your legal rights to seek compensation for your injuries and losses


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