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What Makes Summer Driving Dangerous?

Planning a summer road trip? Be careful! Although many people don’t realize it, driving during the summer is actually more dangerous than driving during the winter.

What Makes Summer Driving Dangerous:

  • More Teenagers Driving – School is out for the summer and more teen drivers on the roads. Unfortunately, teen drivers are less experienced than older drivers, meaning a higher risk of accidents for the rest of us.
  • Tires Are Prone to Blowouts – On hot days, the air inside of your tires will expand, which can lead to a blowout in the wheels. Check your tires on a regular basis during the summer months to ensure proper air pressure.
  • There is More Construction – During the summer, there tends to be more roadside construction going on. Always be extra careful when driving through construction zones.
  • More Pedestrians and Cyclists – Warm weather means more people walking, bicycling, and driving motorcycles. Make sharing the road a priority during the summer months!
  • Engines Can Overheat – The chance of your engine overheating increases on hot days. If you notice any problems with your engine, pull over and let the engine cool down.

In the unfortunate event that you or a loved one experiences a summer motor vehicle accident, don’t hesitate to contact our experienced lawyers for assistance. We are here to protect your rights and help you secure the kind of compensation that your injuries warrant. Give us a call at 1.888.GOT.HURT for a free consultation. Our lines are always open!

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