3 reasons why car accidents happen in the summer

On Behalf of | Jun 27, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

It’s summer and you should be enjoying the sun while you take some time off with your family. That’s what many people expect to do during this time of year. Unfortunately, summer plans can suddenly get canceled after a car accident.

Many car accidents happen for common reasons, such as distractions, drunkenness, drowsiness and inexperience. But, there are a few unique causes of car accidents in the summer. Here’s what you should know:

1. Shades

Wearing shades can greatly benefit you while driving. It can reduce blindness from the sun and glare from cars. However, there’s a certain time of day that drivers should take off their shades. As the sun starts to set, shades may limit drivers’ ability to see their surroundings. As a result, a driver wearing shades may not notice another vehicle on the road and end up causing a car accident.

2. Heatstroke

It’s important to stay hydrated no matter where you are. Drivers may quickly become dehydrated while driving since they’re constantly in the sun. Dehydrated drivers may develop heatstroke, which can cause blurry vision, shakiness and sickness, and cause a driver to pass out. A driver could suddenly be unable to control their vehicle because of heatstroke.

3. Cruise control

One of the arguably best inventions for cars is cruise control. People can turn on cruise control while on long drives to keep a steady pace. Some drivers may take this as a way to kick back and relax. But, drivers still must pay attention to the road. An unobservant driver may not stop their cruise control as traffic slows to a halt, which can lead to an accident.

If you’re in an auto accident, it can halt all of your summer plans and cost you repair and medical bills. It may be important to understand your legal rights when fighting for compensation.