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.