Night Driving Horror!
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.