Summer Auto Accidents
In the summer, many vehicles will be on the roads for long travels. During the summer season, auto accidents and injuries can become prevalent due to a variety of issues. In addition to accidents, drivers and passengers can also experience health issues. Other issues, including environmental and personal, can lead to auto accidents throughout the year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are approximately 29% more fatalities from auto accidents in the summer compared to the winter. As a result, most car crashes tend to occur during the summer season. Before driving during in the summer, it is important to be aware of the potential dangers that can occur.
With many cars, tractor-trailers, motorcycles, and public transportation systems traveling, there is an increased chance of any auto accident occurring, including rear-end collisions. Since many people go on vacations during the summer, there are also drivers who have been on the road for long period of time. Accidents are more likely to occur when there are many vehicles driving on congested roads. Statistically, there are also more inexperienced drivers on the road during this time, and they do not have years of experience with heavy traffic and auto accidents. As a result, they can have the potential of being involved in an accident if they are not aware of their surroundings.
Tire accidents are common to occur in summer. In fact, the summer season is sometimes referred to as “tire blowout season”. When temperatures are high, roads can become extremely hot. It is not unusual in the summer for tractor-trailers and other vehicles to have tire blowouts, which occur as a result of low tire pressure. Tire tread separation can also cause tire blowouts. In addition to tire blowouts, temperatures can also affect the performances of vehicles. In most cases, it can cause vehicles to use more fuel to operate. To support your car’s engine during the summer months, it is recommended to stay updated on oil changes and other safety precautions. If these factors are not maintained, vehicles can experience internal damages.
Vehicles are not the only factor that can be affected by the summer weather. Drivers and passengers can also receive negative side effects from hot temperatures. For example, divers can report feeling dehydrated or fatigued from the incredibly hot temperatures. This can be potentially dangerous for drivers because they may become inattentive to the road. Inattentiveness can cause slow reaction times and accidents if drivers are not careful. Heat strokes are also possible to occur. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heat strokes occur when the body is unable to react and maintain normal body temperatures.
Although increased traveling, tire blowouts, and hot temperatures can lead to auto accidents in the summer, there are many factors that can occur any time during the year. Driving under the influence (DUI), distracted driving, and reckless driving are a few examples. Each year, these three factors lead to thousands of auto accidents.
Although summer brings nice weather, it also causes the risk of accidents to increase. Therefore, it is important to be aware and informed about auto accidents to best prevent one from happening. Many people do not expect to become involved in an auto accident. However, accidents can happen at any time. Our auto accident attorneys understand how unpredictable accidents can be and cause unexpected injuries. If you have been involved in an auto accident, it is recommended to contact an attorney. The attorneys at O’Connor Law have years of experience and will be able to provide expert knowledge on your case.