Summer is finally here! Along with the beautiful weather and the sunny
skies, there is a significant risk of being involved in a
car accident. While many people believe that they’re more likely to be in a collision
during the winter months, the peak months for traffic accidents from year
to year are July, August, and September (NHTSA).
The following are the most common reasons why car accidents happen more
frequently in the summertime:
More teen drivers on the road – Now that high school and college is out for the summer, more young
people driving on the roads in the week compared to during the school
year. This means there is a significant increase of inexperienced motorists
driving on the roads for longer stretches at a time, which is a formula
for disaster. In fact, the stretch from Memorial Day to Labor Day is known
as “The 100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers.
The summer heat can cause equipment malfunction – Engines in older cars are more likely to overheat and worn tires
are more likely to experience a blowout, creating road hazards and increasing
the chances of being involved in a crash.
More construction projects – Road maintenance peaks during the summer, since construction crews
are trying to get as much done while the weather is still warm. These
projects create road hazards, making the street more congested and crowded.
More bicycles and pedestrians on the road – As more people are on vacation or enjoying the benefits of the
beautiful weather, the roads get more congested. Crowded roads mean an
increased chance for an accident if drivers aren’t too careful.
If you have been injured in a car accident in Fort Worth, or
contact our experienced personal injury attorney at the
Law Office of James M. Stanley today.