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Tips for safe night driving

Driving at night really does put you in more danger. You don't see hazards as clearly. You may be around more drunk drivers and drowsy drivers. Your reaction times suffer. Young drivers, in particular, tend to simply feel more nervous and uncomfortable because they are not used to driving in the dark, and it can lead to car accidents.

To stay safe, make use of these tips every time you take the road at night:

  • Clean your headlights frequently. Getting a car wash can actually keep you safe.
  • Adjust your headlights, so they are correctly positioned for maximum visibility.
  • Do not look directly at the cars coming toward you, or their headlights can ruin your night vision.
  • Turn down your dash lights; they can also ruin your night vision and make it harder to see outside of the car.
  • Clean off both the inside and the outside of your window. The inside often gets streaks that you can't see during the day, but they show up when they catch the light at night.
  • Buy anti-reflective glasses. These cut down on glare.
  • Driver slower to give yourself more time to stop in an emergency. You never want to go so fast that you overrun your headlights, or you won't be able to stop even when you do see hazards.
  • Stay alert. Remember that you have limited visibility. Double-check for potential issues and obstructions in the road.

What to avoid doing around an angry driver

Driving can be an emotionally frustrating task, and unfortunately many have suffered the consequences because of that. Even if a driver is not drunk or distracted, a motorist filled with road rage can be a danger to many others on the street.

Unfortunately, Nebraska is not lacking in angry drivers on the road. When the Auto Insurance Center analyzed over 100,000 Instagram posts that mention #RoadRage, the Cornhusker State had the most posts in 2017. With the holidays approaching, you should be aware of how to properly behave around enraged drivers to avoid getting in any serious accidents.

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Most teens do not think texting and driving is deadly

We know that texting and driving -- and any other type of distracted driving -- can turn deadly. Every day, accidents take lives all over Nebraska. When a driver looks down at a cellphone for even a split-second, that's enough of a distraction to cause a catastrophic wreck. No text is short enough to be safe.

And yet, people continue to text and drive every day. Teens face a particularly high rate of risk, especially considering how much time young people spend on their phones. Why do they do it if data clearly shows the danger?

When should kids switch from rear-facing to front-facing seats?

The back-to-school season is in full swing. If you are a parent, then you probably also double as your child’s chauffeur. Between driving your kids to school, playdates and extracurricular activities, you may as well open your own driving service. But even if you spend more time in your care than you do in your home, you may not know an important fact about car seats.

There are two types of car seats for children: Rear-facing, and front-facing. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) used to recommend keeping children in a rear-facing seat until the age of two. But the academy has updated its recommendations, and they may affect your child.

Back-to-School Study Tips

Whether you're headed back to college, high school, middle school, or elementary school, the back-to-school season is in full-swing! StudyPoint's National Director of Academics suggests that students color code their materials, make frequent contact with teachers, and set regular study schedules.

More commuters and increased construction: A disaster zone

The end of August brings thousands of students throughout Nebraska back to school. Newly licensed drivers, bus drivers and mothers and fathers dropping children off bring hectic situations to the roadway. As Nebraska’s construction season comes to close, the combination of increased construction and more distracted drivers may prove deadly for workers.

Obtaining workers’ compensation for being injured by a driver while you work may bring significant restitution. If a court finds that a driver injured you while you acted in the scope of your employment, you may obtain funds to get your body mended and make up for time lost during recovery. In any workers’ compensation claim, you want to hire an experienced attorney who can help prove that your employer should aid in your medical expenses.

Better Health: Don't lose sight of eye health

While various eye diseases and conditions are not uncommon as people age, any eye problems that go undiagnosed or untreated could cut short a professional driving career. Some eye problems, such as cataracts and glaucoma, can be detected early through regular eye exams.

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