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How to avoid summer car accidents?

On Behalf of | Jul 4, 2023 | Car Accidents

Summer is a great time of the year to relax and enjoy the sun. Part of what makes summer so great is that many people take this time to go on vacation or take long scenic drives. You may be planning a trip to spend time with your family or you may be wanting to get some alone time.

While summer is all about relaxing, people can’t forget about safe driving practices. People should be aware that some of their actions can lead to car accidents. As a result of an accident, people end up costing themselves their vacation and medical and repair bills. Here’s how you can avoid a car accident in the summer:

Wear sensible footwear 

Flip-flops are the summer accessory to help beat the heat. While it’s tempting to wear flip-flops while driving, you may want to consider wearing something else. Flip-flops often don’t have tread that makes it easy to grip a brake pedal, which may need to be done suddenly to avoid an accident. And, people can accidentally take their flip-flops off, making it harder to reach the brake.

Take your shades off in the evening

Shades can help reduce glare and sun blindness. They can also create visual issues while driving. Wearing shades too late in the evening may cause drivers to struggle to see their surroundings. It may be best to take off your shades as you notice the sun is setting and avoid wearing them in heavily shaded areas. 

Stay hydrated

It’s important to stay hydrated during the summer, especially while driving. Drivers may be more prone to dehydration while driving. Drivers who experience dehydration could then develop heat stroke and dizziness and lose control of their vehicles.

While you may know how to stay safe while driving in the summer, other drivers may not. You could end up in a car accident with someone who wasn’t practicing safe driving. As a result, you may need to reach out for legal help.