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Beware of these summer driving hazards

On Behalf of | May 6, 2024 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

You would think summer driving would be the safest driving season due to the clear skies and sunny days. However, it’s not the case. Driving in summer comes with its own set of hazards that can catch most drivers off guard, leading to road accidents.

While it’s impossible to predict every potential danger on the road, being aware of the common summer driving hazards can help you stay safer as you hit the road this summer. Below are some of the dangers you need to be wary of.

High temperatures

The hot weather can lead to various issues on the road, like tire blowouts and overheating engines. It’s important to check your tire pressure and inspect your tires for any signs of wear and tear. To prevent the engine from overheating, ensure your coolant levels are topped up and your engine is well-maintained.

High temperatures can also lead to dehydration, which can impair your ability to focus and react quickly while driving. Make sure to stay hydrated before and during your journey.

Increased road users

Summer is a popular time for road trips and vacations, leading to increased traffic. You have to share the road with more cyclists, bikers and pedestrians, unlike in winter. As such, you should be prepared for such road congestion.

Remember, most of the drivers may be young and inexperienced. Additionally, there is a high likelihood of impaired drivers during summer, especially around the weekends. Stay alert and ready to react to avoid any mishaps.


Animals are more active during summer months, increasing the risk of collisions. Be cautious when driving through rural areas or near wooded areas.

Sun glare

The sun’s angle is lower in the sky during the summer months, which can create blinding glares, especially during sunrise and sunset. A few moments of blindness can lead to a catastrophic accident, so it helps to use sunglasses and your sun visor to reduce glare.

Should you be involved in a crash, reaching out for legal guidance as soon as possible can help you protect your rights and understand your options for getting the compensation you deserve.