Night driving is a topic of interest in many ways. Empty streets can be both a pleasant and dangerous, accident-prone environment, especially for tired drivers.
The body reaches its greatest capacity between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., that is, during the morning open-air commute. Then, right after lunch, the forces begin to sink. Our concentration and focus deteriorates. So it is not surprising that a huge number of accidents occur during the night hours. The period between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. at night is even called, rather cavalierly, the hours of death.
To fly our magnificent convertibles at night, it is necessary to prepare properly. First of all, let’s remember to get, most simply, enough sleep. Sleep is crucial for good concentration and mental clarity. Because why mess around with the now legendary listening to loud music, singing or chewing gum (none of these things work) when you can just take a nap.
In addition to sleep, let’s also pay attention to diet. Overeating, foods and drinks laden with sugar are by no means advisable. A balanced diet and drinking water are paramount to well-being and attention while driving. In moments of fatigue, let’s stop and take a break. In the end, it’s important to arrive, a while later, but in full! Another usually overlooked, but so important, element of safe night travel is the brightness of the dashboard! Yes, although it sounds absurd at first contact, it is very much translated into reality. Try to reduce the brightness to the maximum, as too much distracts, distracts and dilates the pupils, which can expose the driver to glare when passing a car coming from the opposite direction.
It is in this situation that we should also remember not to look at the headlights. The natural human reflex is to direct one’s gaze to the source of the light and, ironically, move toward it. So it’s important to look to the right edge of the roadway and not risk being blinded.
Let’s not risk breaking our unique convertibles, and more importantly, our health!
Ride with the wind!