Driving at night can make anyone uncomfortable, especially driving in an unfamiliar place. But it’s a fact that 40% of drivers age 40 and up are uncomfortable driving at night. Here’s why… Continue reading Why It’s So Difficult Driving At Night
While many people feel uncomfortable driving at night, most of us don’t think about how well we are able to see during twilight times. But, according to Optometry and Vision Science, a simple testing method has been developed to identify people who find it difficult driving during twilight.
Most Americans alter their driving habits during darkness. According to the 2014 Toluna and EyePromise study, precautions taken when driving in the dark include:
Continue reading Are You Scared To Drive At Night?
Did you know that by age forty, 40% of people feel uncomfortable and unsafe driving at night? According to a May 2014 study by market research firm Toluna and EyePromise, unease with night driving is an issue that disrupts everyday life for many people.
Do you have a tough time driving in foggy weather? There’s a solution: a new study reports that the density of your macular pigment can boost your ability to see distant objects in hazy conditions.
University of Georgia researchers simulated hazy conditions to test the distance vision of participants with varying levels of macular pigment density. The study was published in the journal of Optometry and Vision Science.
A recent survey reveals people begin to experience anxiety with driving at night even at young ages, with 40 percent of drivers reporting concerns before age 40. Night driving is not only a problem for the driver who feels unsafe but is also a pervasive issue because it has the potential to impact everyone on the road. Vision plays a key role with low-light conditions and glare limiting the ability to see at night and react quickly. The good news is research shows an effective solution to the problem lies right before our eyes.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatalities on the road occur three times more often at night than during the day even though only a quarter of all driving is done at night. In low-light conditions, your depth perception, ability to distinguish color and contrast as well as your peripheral vision all worsen.
Ask a group of friends, family members or coworkers about their night vision and comfort level of driving at night. The answers may surprise you.