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Summer Traveling Safety Tips

Summer Traveling Safety

Jul 23, 2019 | Personal Injury

HOW NOT TO TURN YOUR SUMMER TRIP INTO A TOTAL WRECK

What comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘summer’? For many people, the first thing that comes to mind is ‘road trip’. Summer is a time a lot of people start planning for a fun outdoor vacation. But if you go out of your state, city, or country, you need to think about the health and safety-related risks and prepare for them wherever you go. Whether its secluded beaches, romantic venues, majestic mountains, or any other place, be aware of the following few things and make sure that your fun trip remains fun throughout its entirety.

ROAD RISKS

The summertime is known for two things mainly. Summer road trips and summer road wrecks. These months are infamous for risks on roads and highways for a number of reasons discussed below.

IMMATURE DRIVERS

Due to the summer break, we see a lot of young drivers on the road. According to statistics, these young and immature drivers, some are even driving for the first time, are the reason for a lot of road accidents. They exhibit rash and dangerous behaviors.

INCREASED TRAFFIC

There is a lot of increase traffic seen on the roads and highways during the summer vacation months. This is especially true during the night and on weekends or holidays. Increased traffic means increased alertness on each driver’s part. You should be constantly vigilant during rush hours and make sure you anticipate any sudden stops and congestions. Do not let anything distract you while you are driving, particularly your phone.

DRUNK DRIVING

People driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs are a constant risk to others no matter what time of the year it is. But during the summer months, they become a greater risk, as summer is the time of celebrations and holidays.  Simply put, DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE.

DRIVER FATIGUE

Driver fatigue is also a big issue during these times. When people go on trips without proper planning, they end up driving for more hours than anticipated and get tired and exhausted during the drive. This can be just as dangerous as drunk driving and can cause a lot of damage to the vehicles around them as well as innocent people.

VEHICLE NEGLECT

Another major reason for accidents during the summer months is when people leave their homes without giving their cars a proper checkup. Vehicles should be checked thoroughly from top to bottom, and front to back on a regular basis, but especially before going on a road trip.

 

Personal injury lawyers from our firm have dealt with thousands of summer-related auto accidents. We know that even if you have taken everything into consideration, you could still fall prey to accidents because others are not as keen on safety matters as you are. The attorneys at Walker Texas Lawyer can assist you if you should unfortunately be involved in an accident.

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