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Now that it is starting to get dark earlier and staying dark longer into the morning, I think it’s time to talk about driving around in the dark. While many people don’t have a problem driving at night, many find that they at least prefer to drive while the sun is still up. This can be for any number of reasons, but the fact remains that driving in the dark has its own unique challenges and not everyone can deal with them equally. Here are a few things to consider when it comes to driving at night.
First of all, it may not be the darkness that is throwing someone off but rather the headlights from other cars. I know that is a huge problem of mine when I need to drive at night. The super bright LED headlights can really mess with my night vision, especially if they are tinted to be a certain color. Having LED lights in your eyes either from a car coming from the opposite direction or from a car behind you can make it difficult to see the lines on the road or anything in front of you that you need to avoid. If you can get glare resistant glasses or something similar, it may help you when faced with those extra powerful headlights.
Another issue that many people have while driving at night is the fact that it is easier to zone out at night. Going onto a mental autopilot can be dangerous at any point, but especially so when you are driving. Without other drivers on the road, it can be all too easy to let your mind drift from what you should be paying attention to and that can spell disaster if there is something in the road or someone else is driving recklessly. Always be sure to keep alert while you are behind the wheel.
If you were in a car accident and part of the problem was that you were driving at night, give Wirth Chiropractic a call. We know how serious car crashes can be and will do everything we can to get you back up and moving the way you were before the accident. Seeing a chiropractor means that you can get treatment that is non-invasive and doesn’t rely on pills and other medication for results. Give us a call and see how much we can help you!

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