During the summer months, roads in Texas and throughout the country tend to be packed with motorists traveling to the beach, a baseball game or to grandma’s house for a few days. Increased traffic may increase your risk of getting into an accident, but it is not the only hazard that you’ll need to be aware of during this quarter of the year.
Watch out for construction
A construction site may pose a variety of challenges such as a change in traffic patterns or a reduced speed limit. You may also have to watch out for construction workers or equipment that may be near your vehicle. It’s also important to keep an eye out for other drivers who may try to make sudden lane changes or make other poor decisions because they are distracted.
Be aware of pedestrians and bikers
Pedestrians who are walking to their destinations may be distracted by their phones, loud music or their thoughts. As pedestrians are significantly smaller than the average car, they are vulnerable to serious bodily injury or death in any type of collision. The same is true of those who ride motorcycles as opposed to a car or truck. Therefore, it’s your responsibility to watch out for them to reduce the odds of a motor vehicle accident taking place.
The sun can be tricky
As the days get longer, there is a greater chance that you’ll be out when the sun is shining. The sun’s rays may create a glare that will make it harder to see without proper eye protection. You may be able to reduce or overcome this glare by keeping the windshield clean, wearing sunglasses or delaying travel until after the sun has fully risen or set.
A car accident may result in a concussion, broken bones or other injuries that prohibit you from working or engaging in other activities. If you can prove that the wreck was caused by another party’s negligence, you may receive compensation for lost wages or other damages.