A lot of people I know, including other cyclist think it's more dangerous to ride at night.
Well I have a differing opinion.
And I'd like my family to stop being so paranoid about it. They're always like ride in the day it's safer. I'm like no it isn't.
There are less cars on the road, therefore I can hear/see them much better than the hundreds of cars in day time.
I also notice cars give me more room when passing, they even slow down. I bet it's because the notice me (I have 3 flashing red lights, two on my bike, one on my helmet, plus a bunch of reflectors.) better than in the day time where I could easily just blend in with the scenery. Also maybe it's because they CAN move over more. In day time sometimes the only thing they can do is slow down some because there are other cars in the other lanes/opposite lanes so they can't move over more.
Also, no need to worry about passing out from heat, and getting too dehydrated in summer.
Literally, the only fear I have at night is Semi-trucks, and people/creatures that might be hiding in the bushes waiting to jump out and attack me.
I'd much like some statistics about it, if it exists. I can't find any on google search. But sometimes i'm just bad at finding stuff.