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Here’s Why Car Accidents Are More Common In Summer

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Summer is usually a great season for Floridians and Americans in general. Summertime is usually associated with school breaks and family vacations. However, there is one thing about summer that is not great, an increase in car accidents. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, summer is a dangerous time of the year on America’s roads. Therefore, individuals who drive during the summer season generally stand a greater risk of being involved in a car accident than during any other season of the year.

While driving during the winter season may seem dangerous, there are several reasons why summer driving is riskier than winter driving. If you are planning on hitting the road during the summer season, keep this in mind.

The following are four reasons car accidents are more common in summer. Hopefully, with the following information, you can keep yourself and others safe during the summer season. But, in case you suffer an accident during the summer season, seek immediate medical treatment and contact a skilled car accident attorney for help.

More Teenage Motorists on the Road

One of the main reasons more car accidents occur during the summer months is because teenagers are out of school. Teenagers usually relish the opportunity to drive themselves and their friends around. Unfortunately, the majority of teenagers are inexperienced and lack defensive driving skills. Thus, when they get behind the wheel, they increase the chances of an accident happening. Most teenagers lack the reflexes, maturity, and foresight to avoid hitting pedestrians and motorists. The age group of between sixteen to nineteen is highly vulnerable to accidents.

More Vacation Motorists

The summer weather is extremely pleasant, and because of that, more individuals plan vacations and road trips during the summer season. Since Florida is a hotspot for tourism, there are usually quite a number of out-of-town drivers on Florida roads during the summer season. Unfortunately, when individuals drive in unfamiliar areas, they can become hazards to other motorists and pedestrians.

Alcohol Impairment

Summertime is always a great time for family and friends to get together and celebrate. It is also common for people to attend festivities during the summer. During celebrations or festivities, people usually consume alcohol. Unfortunately, some people who attend summer festivities or get-togethers end up driving while drunk. Drunk drivers significantly increase the chances of car accidents happening. This is mainly because such drivers have slow reaction times and tend to make poor decisions.

Vehicle Malfunctions

The summer heat might be your friend, but it is not your car’s friend. Summer heat can adversely affect your car. For example, the heat can cause tires to blow. Such a malfunction can, in turn, result in a serious car accident. Because of this, motorists should always check their cars before trips during the summer season.

Contact Us for Legal Help

Unfortunately, even when you practice extreme caution when driving during Florida’s summer season, you might still end up in a car accident because of another party’s negligence. If you were involved in an accident because of another party’s negligence, reach out to our Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys at The Pendas Law Firm. We can assess your case and help you accordingly. Therefore, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

The Pendas Law Firm also represents clients in the Tampa, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Fort Myers, Ocala, West Palm Beach, Bradenton, and Daytona Beach areas.

Resource:

iihs.org/news/detail/summer-road-trips-mean-more-traffic-deaths

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