Summer may sound like the perfect driving season, but that is not always the case.
Summer sure does sound like the perfect time to get in your Greased Lightning and hit the town. No rain, no snow – just you and your friends under the great summer sun. But summer is not as safe as it appears. There are many factors which come together to make summer a rather tough driving season. Here are the summer driving perils for which to look out and keep you safe throughout your summer drives.
Why is Summer Driving Dangerous?
Alice Cooper in all of his 1970s spirit said, “School’s out for the summer!” That means there will be more teens on the road, which means more danger to the rest of us. Teens are three times more likely to get into an accident than those aged 20 and older.
All of those terrible drivers you deal with on a regular basis will increase during the summer, especially if your city is a tourist destination city. Vacationing drivers are unfamiliar with the roads and have a tendency to drive unsafely, especially when their exit approaches and they find themselves in the left-most lane.
Summer is a popular time for construction, which makes the roads dangerous. Always keep a careful eye on the road and drive safely when approaching construction zones.
Your tires are pretty durable, but the hot pavement of the road may compromise the structural integrity of those tires. The reason being that heat and rubber do not see eye to eye. The stresses of driving on hot pavement can warp your tires, which may lead to a blowout.
Contact C.V. Mason Insurance Agency in Bristol, Connecticut. We will work with you to ensure you have the right amount coverage, all at the right price to fit your budget.