Driving conditions are more challenging at night with and according to The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, casualty statistics show that 40% of collisions occur in the hours of darkness.
Find out all you can about your local Bonfire Night celebrations ahead of time. Many organised displays will list times, prices and locations of free car parking facilities on a website.
Leave in plenty of time to arrive at your local celebrations so that you don’t miss out on the best places to view the fireworks. Roads may be closed nearer to the event and you may need to park further away from the venue than normal. Don’t forget a torch to guide you through any unlit pathways.
Young children excited to see fireworks and bonfires may not be used to walking in the dark evenings. Drive slowly and take extra care when driving this weekend to avoid any accidents.