Planning a Road Trip? Don’t Drive At Night

Girl sticking her head out the window on a road trip.
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You have it all planned out. You’ll drive nine hours through the night, arrive at your destination bright and early, and have all that extra time to spend on your vacation. If you’re planning a road trip, this actually isn’t such a good idea. There are many reasons that you certainly want to avoid driving at night, and here’s what they are.

Don’t Risk Falling Asleep

You might be the king or queen of coffee in your regular life, but the rules change when you’re on the road. After hours of driving deep into the night, you might find yourself drifting and getting dizzy. Even if you think you’ll be able to avoid all that, it’s really not worth the risk. Protecting your life is the number one priority, not saving a few measly hours on your trip.

Enjoy the View

If you drive in the daytime instead of during the night, you’ll get to enjoy the view. Instead of treating your drive like it’s a burden, now it’ll be another part of your adventure, where you see all kinds of amazing feats of nature along the way.

The Company

If you’re driving at night with a friend, chances are the person who isn’t driving will be passed out in the passenger seat. This makes your drive a lot lonelier and less fun. But if you drive during the day, the pair of you now get to enjoy the perks of each other’s company!