Today is the official start date of spring, which means warmer weather, butterflies, flowers, and spring showers. But as the weather gets warmer, so does the number of situations that can increase your risk of getting in a car collision.
Here are 4 reasons why warm weather causes more wrecks.
- More people are on the road. Simply put, nice weather mean more traffic. Families take road trips for spring break, and all of this ultimately leads to more cars being on the road, which can cause more accidents to happen. Traffic builds up due to the number of cars, and that can also lead to more accidents this time of year.
- Sun glare. Something we may not think about too much until it happens is sun glare. Specifically, the sun’s blinding rays when it rises in the morning and when it sets in the evening. This also happens to be the time most people are going to and from work. Consider investing in a quality pair of sunglasses that can help alleviate the sun glare, or try altering the times when you leave if possible.
- More pedestrians and bicyclists. The warmer the weather, the more bicyclists and pedestrians who use the road. People like to bike to work, or walk to places that are close and this can lead to potential injuries. If you’re in a hurry, always remember to take a deep breath and give the right of way to those pedestrians on the street.
- More construction. As the days get longer and warmer, there in more construction. Construction zones can cause abnormal lane and speed changes, as well as increased danger close to the construction sites themselves. When driving through a construction zone, slow down and stay aware of your surroundings.
As the weather gets warmer take extra precautions. Slow down, and stay aware of other drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and your surroundings. If you’ve been hurt in a car wreck, either as a driver or a pedestrian, call Kaiman & Crahan today at 502-771-0741 today.