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Yes, and so much so that it can significantly affect accident rates. A good study exploring this phenomenon is The mixed effects of precipitation on traffic crashes by Daniel Eisenberg. ...analysis shows that the risk imposed by precipitation increases dramatically as the time since last precipitation increases. For example, 1 cm of precipitation ...


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There is some fairly old research suggesting that night-driving glasses, i.e. glasses with tinted glass, do not make it easier to see at night, and might even have a detrimental effect. Both acuity and contrast appear to be impaired (note: with the exception of the first paper by Lauer et al. 1949, I'm going by the online summaries, as I currently don't have ...


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Personal test experiment, (more of an extended comment than an answer)... Sometimes I have to drive a four door sedan at night, during times of sporadic traffic, in a town with curvy roads and hills where about half the cars on the road are SUVs, and half of those never seem to turn off their hi-beams. On a straight road the oncoming hi-beams needn't be so ...


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