Summertime is a great time to get out on the open road and enjoy the warmer weather. However, summertime also brings several hazards that drivers must be aware of. The Law Offices of Braid Pezzaglia team is here to share some of the most common summertime dangers you may run into on the road.
Teens are more likely to be involved in accidents during the summer months than any other time of year. This is due to various factors, including increased distractions (like passengers and music) and inexperience behind the wheel. If you’re sharing the road with teens this summer, be sure to give them plenty of space.
With summer comes an influx of construction projects. This can lead to increased traffic congestion and decreased visibility in work zones. Follow the posted speed limit when driving through construction areas and watch for workers and equipment.
The warmer summer months also mean people are out and about on foot or bike. This can make it more difficult for drivers to see pedestrians and bicyclists, especially at night or in bad weather. When driving, keep an eye out for people on foot or bikes and yield the right-of-way when necessary.
Motorcycles are more prevalent on the roads during summertime, as riders take advantage of the good weather. Unfortunately, this also means that there is an increased risk of motorcycle accidents. Give motorcycles over three to five seconds worth of space, and always check your blind spots before changing lanes.
By being aware of these summertime dangers, you can help keep yourself and others safe on the road this summer. Enjoy the summer weather, but always remember to drive safely! If an accident happens, remember to contact Law Offices of Braid Pezzaglia. We can assist you with all of your personal injury questions and needs.
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