Night driving in the outback
We had to drive on several days some hours at night to match our travel schedule. The locals usually drive in the middle of the street to prevent accidents with animals and so did we. It is recommendable to drive carefully and have the co-driver watching the bush while the driver concentrates only on the road.
With this technique we did fine - the co-driver just announced animals off the street and the driver could lower the speed. We drove with approximately max 100km/h even if 130km/h were allowed. We had some animals on the street but always enough way to brake. Only one night we decided to wait until the next day because so many animals' eyes could be seen next to the street.
Driving at night gives you also the great advantage that you will see some interesting animals (e.g. we spotted huge wild cats).
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