As we enter April, we’re in the middle of spring, and this means spring road hazards. From rain to motorcyclists and animals emerging from hibernation, it’s important to stay vigilant and do your part to keep you and those around you safe. Car accident lawyers see these factors as main causes for most spring accidents, and in this blog, we’re going to cover some common spring road safety hazards that you should be cautious of.
With the warmer weather coming back, people across the nation are taking their motorcycles out of storage. You’ll most likely see an influx in motorcyclists in your area. You’ll have to make sure that you’re watching out for them to avoid a serious collision. Always give motorcyclists plenty of distance on the road and watch out for them in your blindspots.
Rain is prominent in the spring, and with rain comes slippery pavement and reduced visibility. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHA), almost half of all weather-related accidents occur when it’s raining. Car accident lawyers advise drivers to make sure that your tires have proper tread, that you turn on your headlights and that you reduce your speed to avoid a serious auto accident.
Animals Emerging from Hibernation
In the Spring, there are going to be animals coming out of hibernation and wandering around searching for food in your area. Collisions with animals can not harmful to them, but they can do significant damage to you and your property. Make sure that you’re watching out for any roaming animals such as deer.
Each season has its own road hazards, and by making sure that you’re taking the proper precautions you can prevent a detrimental auto accident. However, if you find yourself in a collision, make sure to contact the car accident lawyers at Robert J. DeBry and Associates.