Summer-time driving comes with innate dangers. Although most people associate
dangerous driving conditions with rain and snow, the summer months create
additional on-the-road hazards for motorists and pedestrians alike.
During the summer, most schools are out of session. This means more teenage
drivers. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention),
teenagers account for 14% of the U.S. population, but are responsible
for 30% of traffic accidents.
In short, more young drivers means a higher accident rates.
In addition to more
young drivers on the road, summer traffic includes more families on vacation.
Although these drivers may not be inexperienced, the additional traffic
can lead to traffic jams, more accidents, and more injuries.
Vacationing drivers are also unfamiliar with local roads, which can make
it easier for them to make mistakes while driving.
Drivers are not the only type of summer traffic threat; hot weather comes
with its own dangers. According to AAA, warm weather causes the air inside
your vehicle tires to expand. Under the right circumstances, this could
lead to a tire blowout.
To avoid a tire blow out, regularly check your car’s tire pressure.
Additionally, replace your tires if needed; well-worn tires are prone
Summering Driving and DUI
The summer months – especially weekends – typically involve
more drunk drivers and DUI accidents than the rest of year. Avoid driving
late at night and watch out for drivers who appear intoxicated. If you
see a drunk driver, report it to the police.
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