While you may think that winter driving conditions possess a bigger threat than summer driving, you’d be surprised! Summer roads can be extremely dangerous. If you find yourself in an accident, please contact a personal injury attorney.
Here is a quick list of dangers to keep an eye out for this summer:
If you live in a city centre, you know this reality all too well. While you dream of cruising with your windows down, you may be stuck in traffic caused by construction.
Construction sites can alter the surface of the roadway and may make conditions worse. Construction can also alter the size or location of lanes you may think you’re familiar with, until the last second.
When the weather gets warmer, motorcyclists and bicyclists are out on the roads. Unfortunately they may be hard to see at times and pose a danger almost exclusively in the summertime.
# 3 Summer Vacation
Whether it be family vacations on unfamiliar roads or more teenagers on summer break, there’s just more traffic on the road in general during the summer. And when the weather’s nice, can you blame anyone?
While snow and icy conditions are a leading cause of crashes in the winter, less people are on the roads in comparison to the summer.
#4 Road Rage
Accidents related to road rage have been on the rise during recent years. With drivers sitting in more traffic with hotter temperatures, road rage is at an all time high in the summer.
#5 Tire Blowouts
The hot summer heat can cause air in your tires to expand, which can lead to blowouts on worn tires. This is a crucial part of car maintenance that many can miss, although it’s simple to check.
How can you lower your risks this summer?
- Don’t text and drive
- Check your tires
- Drive slowly in construction zones and rain
- Keep calm
If you’re in an accident this summer, make sure you’re represented. It’s important to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Give us a call at Robert J. Debry & Associates.