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Why Do Car Accidents Increase in the Summer?

Published on July 20th, 2018

Every time that you get in the car to drive, there is an inherent risk. Practicing safe driving habits is important not only for your safety on the road but the safety of other drivers and pedestrians as well. Although many people associate winter with bad driving conditions, the incidents of auto accidents in the summer is surprisingly high. If you have been involved in any type of accident or been injured please give a call our car accident lawyers in Chicago.

Road Trips

Summer is the perfect time to take a road trip. The problem is, you are likely to encounter more traffic during this time of year. With kids out of school and families heading off for summer vacation, congestion on the roads increases, with more cars on the road, the possibility of being involved in an accident increases. Furthermore, with motorists heading off to unfamiliar places, slowing down to look at an address or making a quick turn means that all drivers need to be aware of other drivers.

Teen Drivers

Teens all across Illinois are off for summer break, meaning more free time to drive to places other than back and forth to school. Unfortunately, due to many teens’ lack of driving experience, the chance for auto accidents increases. Furthermore, data has also shown that teens are more likely to get into an accident than any other age group on the road.

Tire Blowouts

Hot weather can increase the chances of a tire blowout. Intense heat causes the air inside of your tires to get hot and expand, potentially causing a blowout. Make sure to watch your tire pressure during heat waves.

Our car accident lawyers in Chicago want to make sure you stay safe while on the road this summer! Contact us if you’re in need of our legal services.

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