Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Top Nighttime Driving Concerns

Our nation’s forest friends make more motorists nervous when driving at night compared to any other distraction, according to a recent survey commissioned by Sylvania. The poll found that 90% of licensed drivers who take to the road after dark are concerned with potential nighttime hazards: 48% noted animals as their primary concern, while 42% said poor visibility and 35% named bad weather conditions. One in four report being concerned about breaking down at night and less than one in five worry about getting into a car accident. The survey also revealed that 55% of drivers said they either have never changed their headlights or don’t know the last time they were changed on the vehicle they drive most often. That can be worrisome, since headlight bulbs can dim up to 20% in two years – a fact more than half of drivers were unaware of.