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The dangers of driving during the summer 

On Behalf of | May 13, 2024 | Car Accidents

Winter is often thought of as the most dangerous season to drive in due to severe weather conditions. However, it may come as a surprise, but the majority of fatal road traffic collisions occur during the summer. 

The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is referred to as the “100 deadliest days” for this reason. What are some of the main dangers of driving during the summer?

An increase in young drivers 

It is important not to stereotype any group, and there are millions of safe young drivers out there. Nonetheless, young drivers are the most likely group to be caught up in serious traffic collisions. During the summer, colleges and schools have broken up for summer break. This means a significant increase in the number of young drivers out there. 

The temptation of drunk driving 

For many people, having an alcoholic beverage on a hot summer’s day is very satisfying. The problem with this is that alcohol and driving do not mix. When drivers opt to have a drink on a hot day and continue to drive to their next destination, they place other road users at risk. 

The sun’s glare 

The danger of driving in the sun’s glare is often overlooked, Nonetheless, this has the potential to severely impair a driver’s vision. If you feel like the sun’s glare is too much, then delay your journey until later on in the day. You can also utilize high-quality sunglasses, as long as they are not too dim.  

Preparing yourself for summer driving will help to keep you safe. Unfortunately, you cannot control the actions of other road users. If you have been hurt in a crash that was caused by negligence, it may be beneficial to seek legal guidance. 

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