When Indiana residents hit the road, they want to make sure they stay safe by following the rules of the road, buckling up and following the speed limit. Unfortunately, a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that a higher number of car accidents resulting in death or injury happen between July and August. One of the biggest reasons for this is the higher number of teen drivers on the road during those months, but there are other reasons as well. Drivers need to take preventive measures to give them a better chance of staying safe.
What can people do to stay safe on the road during summer?
One thing that parents can do is enforce the rules of the road when it comes to teen driving. They need to make sure that their kids are following the rules of the road so that they stay safe. Parents should remind teen drivers of the dangers of distracted driving, driving while intoxicated and other bad driving habits that put teens at a higher risk for motor vehicle accidents.
People should avoid driving on wet roads as much as they can. Wet summer roads are usually extremely slippery, a fact that explains why 73% of weather-related crashes are due to rainfall or wet streets. Drivers should keep in mind that streets are at their most slippery just a few minutes after it starts raining. If the car starts to spin on a slippery road, the driver should turn into the spin until they’re able to control the car again. Trying to turn against the spin will make things worse.
It’s also important to keep an eye out for motorcycle riders and bicyclists since they are most likely going to start heading out on the road again. Passenger car drivers should give them at least 3 feet of clearance when passing them and check all of their mirrors before making turns.
Who can people turn to when dealing with the aftermath of motor vehicle accidents?
Auto accidents can be devastating, and crash victims may be wondering what to do next. They may benefit by working with attorneys who have experience dealing with personal injury lawsuits.