Driving at night means you do not have to cope with busy, congested highways, but the trade off brings a whole new set of issues: reduced visibility, impaired drivers, and the effects of fatigue.
Road hazards are even more hazardous at night – especially if you lack familiarity with the route and its road construction and curves. Keep eyes open – especially at the times when the bars close – for drivers who weave in and out of traffic, stop without reason, have trouble maintaining a constant speed, or show other signs of impairment.
Your own vision may be an issue – as visual acuity is reduced, side vision is poorer, and the eyes adjust to differences in light and dark areas more slowly. And, because glare is your enemy at night, you should avoid looking into oncoming bright lights, and – instead- look toward the right side of the road when bright lights approach.
Drive within the limits of your headlights; communicate with others by always using your turn signals; and be prepared for a successful trip by pre-planning your trip; cleaning your headlights and tail and brake lights, windshield, and mirrors.
Be safe out there.