Summer driving conditions are worse than winter
Winter is over, summer is here, so driving conditions are safe now, right? Not only is this wrong, it’s the exact opposite. Now that summer has arrived, the dangers of the road can be even more serious. You may be surprised to learn how.
Letting down your guard
During the summer months, people assume the roads are fine and their driving is safe. Because of this, their minds start to relax and their driving gets faster and more reckless. The possible consequences of that mentality are dire.
More vacationers, more traffic
As larger amounts of people start travel around the same time, the roads become congested quickly. This crowding puts you and your passengers in a less safe environment that is more prone to wrecks. Be aware of this at all times.
If your wheels are getting older, the summer heat can cause the air in them to expand. When this happens, possible blowouts will linger at your heels. This is an unpleasant and dangerous condition to occur on vacation. Inspect your tires to make sure it doesn’t.
Schools out, and so are the teens. After the final bell has rung, large numbers of teenagers will hit the roads. This younger demographic is the worst of all drivers, so be careful of all vehicles around you.
image credit: Nicholas A. Tonelli
Posted on Wed, August 6, 2014
by Robyn Healy filed under