Night Driving Horror!

@zandi458 (27952)
Malaysia
May 21, 2007 2:22pm CST
When it comes to driving in the dark, all the safety rules you follow during the day should be applied even more rigorously. I have this night driving horror that happened to me. I was driving along a dark, deserted and winding streth of road, feeling extremely drowsy as I had slept late the previous night. I must have dozed off for one or two seconds, because the next thing I knew,I'd missed one of the bends, and almost hit the kerb! It was a horrifying experience. Now I drive more carefully at night. Have you had this kind of experience while driving at night?
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@muscare (3069)
• Australia
23 May 07
I have had a driving experience like that, but not at night. I had to start work early, and had a touch of the flu, and I did the same thing , dozed off, and the next thing I knew I was spinning across the road. Luckily there was no other vehicles around at the time. At night, in the area I am in, there are kangaroos that hop across the road. They are quite dangerous, and I've narrowly avoided hitting one once!
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
26 May 07
Stray animals are also the caused of many road accidents at night. An accident happened right infront of our house last night when a young lady who is driving alone had a shock when her car turned turtle in the wee hours of this morning. She had been driving some 60 kilometers and had started off at 3 a.m. when it happened at 5 a.m. According to her she had been trying to avoid a rock which suddenly appeared from nowhere when she applied the brake it suddenly skidded. Luck was on her side,she escaped unhurt.
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
12 Jun 07
The early hours tend to make things harder to see, I wonder whether it's because we are less alert at this time of the day. She was very lucky to escape injury. Thanks for the best response!
@shakeroo (3990)
• Malaysia
22 May 07
I had a few of these close calls experience when driving. Most of the time they were due to fatigue after a long day. Therefore, make sure that you have a good rest before driving especially when you have to drive long distance.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
26 May 07
I agree with you. Accidents are bound to happen when one is fatigue.
@lifeluver (743)
• Canada
23 May 07
Hi zandi458 :) Although I have not had this experience myself, I was a passanger in my mom's car when she started to dose off. We almost went onto an offramp that surley would have resulted in a major accident. After that, my mother would always have a cup of coffee before a night drive.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
26 May 07
You need someone to talk to her while driving, it will make her alert. Coffee is the answer to a wake on a long drive.