Well, for one, lights makes it much easier to spot cars around you. In turns, you can easily see if someone is approaching, while in the day, you have to take extra caution in every turn. At night, temperatures are usually lower and engines run better at lower temperatures. They don’t overheat and it’s simply ‘healthier’ for the car. Also, during the night you can use your lights to signal other cars instead of the honk. Let alone the fact that traffic is usually less during the night and you can enjoy driving much more, while reaching your destination in half the time. The night also tends to be quieter so you can use sound to your advantage.
Especially if you are covering long distances, driving at night might be your preferred choice. Of course, caution should be taken at all times, no matter the time of day, and especially at night, pedestrians, animals or other obstacles might be harder to spot. Driving slowly even if the road seems empty during the night, is advisable at all times. Don’t drive when you are tired because you risk falling asleep on the wheel. You should always be alert when steering. For other passengers a night drive might be a treat, since they can sleep in the car, but the driver has to be attentive and responsive to anything that happens on the road.
If you are following signs extra care should be taken during the night. Signs at large highways might be fluorescent, but away from the highway, especially in areas with little or non-existent lighting, it is easy to lose your way. Driving slowly and consulting a gps device might come in handy when trying to reach your destination.