Did you know that we are among the deadliest months of the year? People often think that just because there is no snow on the ground, the roads are safer during warmer months. In fact, this time of year is the most unsafe because drivers have false security. July, August, September, and October are the four most deadly months on the road.
This time of year comes with its own set of driving hazards. Rising temperatures bring your tires to over-expand and blow out. Construction is in full swing creating hazards on the road. The weather often is wild with rain, floods, and even hurricanes. Motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians also create unsafe driving hazards on the road that are not as common during other times of the year. In addition to these driving hazards, people also let their guard down in these months because these are not winter months. Because they are not aware of these potential hazards, they drive faster and more carelessly than they would in other settings. All of these create most accidents and even more mortalities.
How Can You Avoid?
The best ways are to drive defensively. First, before you get on the road, plan for the unexpected. Bad weather, poor drivers, pedestrians can all appear suddenly. Lose the distractions inside the car by turning down your volume, limit the passengers in your vehicle, and only drive when sober. When on the road, drive slow and be on the lookout for others. Keep your attention to the road, and remember that not everyone is in the same mindset. Prepare yourself for erratic driving, and you will be in a good position.
What To Do When The Worst Happens?
If you ever find yourself in an accident, remember that mistakes happen. Check out our guide for handling the aftermath of an accident to make sure you are prepared. If it is a bad accident, and you need to get your car towed, choose a collision center that will take care of everything. At Performance Collision Centers, we work with every insurance company, and our gold-class technicians provide a speedy, thorough process. We can even offer you a rental car for your convenience! Make Your Appointment today!