Spring Time Motor Vehicle Accidents
By Amador Law Firm
Spring Time Motor Vehicle AccidentsAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 36,791 deaths occur yearly in the United States due to motor vehicle accidents. Although there are many things drivers can do to help keep the roads safe and prevent them from happening, car accidents are never entirely avoidable. This is why it is highly recommended that drivers constantly find new ways to practice safer driving habits and sharpen their knowledge of hazardous seasonal conditions as the seasons progress through their yearly cycle.
Spring Time DrivingAs the days grow longer and warmer, more drivers, eager to enjoy the sunshine, hit the road. With this increase of drivers on the road comes an increase in car accidents. Along with the likelihood of experiencing more traffic during the springtime months, drivers should be aware of other associated causes of motor vehicle accidents the season has to bring, some of which include:
- Adverse Weather – Most people only fear being affected by icy weather conditions such as snow or black ice, but springtime weather can often be equally dangerous. With increased rainfall and significant storms, the safety of people on the roads can be compromised as there is a higher chance of experiencing reduced traction, limited visibility, or flooding.
- Drowsy Drivers – Daylight savings time can negatively impact drivers more during the spring. This can result in drivers feeling more tired and struggling with drowsiness while behind the wheel.
- Drunk Drivers – It is also common for an increase in drunk drivers during the spring season as people begin to enjoy activities like backyard barbecues, hanging out at bars, and going to sporting events.
- Pedestrians and Cyclists – Nicer days are also likely to result in more pedestrians and bicyclists spending time outside. Due to often being harder to see when sharing the road with drivers, anyone behind the wheel must avoid any potential driving distractions so they are fully aware of any pedestrians or bicyclists that may be present.