If driving at night is something you do often, you probably don't think much about the fact that this is the most unsafe time to be on the road, but one thing you should realize - regardless of whether you drive often at night or hardly drive at night at all, and regardless of whether you are going to be driving a long distance at night or just a little ways - is that the more casually you view night-driving, the less likely you are to take the proper precautions, and if you fail to take the proper precautions when driving at night, you will be increasing your risk. When driving at night, the first thing you need to realize in order to stay safe is that you will need to know how to stay awake, which is especially true when you are taking a long trip; many people find that listening to music (and even singing along with the music) really helps them, while a couple other useful things to try are rolling down the windows so that the wind can wake you up, and snacking on something that takes a long time to fill you up. On top of staying safe by staying awake, you will need to make sure you are staying safe by staying alert; ou should not only keep your eyes constantly searching for deer who might run out into the road and put you in danger as you drive, but should also watch for other drivers who are not driving safely, as this will enable you to avoid such obstacles - along with any others you happen to see. And finally, make sure you are staying safe by slowing down your speed when you are driving at night; this can be a tough one for people to settle down with, but realize that you are going to be far safer at night if you slow down by just 5 miles per hour, and it is better to get to your destination a few minutes later, and in one piece, than to not get there at all. Make sure you are taking night-driving seriously, and when you do, you will be able to keep yourself safe - both for short distance drives and for those lengthy nighttime treks.