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4 summer driving risks

On Behalf of | May 26, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

It’s nearly summer and many people are going to enjoy the long-needed sun and heat. 

Some people are going to spend their summer driving around. But, there are a few dangers of driving in the summer. Here’s what you should know:

1. Driving with shades

Shades can greatly help reduce sun glare while driving during the day. You could forget to take off your shades as the sun gets darker. Wearing shades at night can greatly reduce your vision. As a result, you could have trouble seeing your surroundings and not notice a vehicle before an accident.

2. Putting your feet on the dash

If you’re a passenger, you may stretch out during a long summer drive. You may consider putting your feet up on the dash to give your legs some elevation. While you may be comfortable, putting your feet on the dash can be catastrophic. In an accident, you could slide out of your seat and your legs could bend in a way that’s unnatural, leaving you seriously injured. 

3. Wearing sandals while you drive

Many people wear sandals during the summer. Sandals can help beat the heat and are comfortable. But, sandals don’t provide the same kind of grip that sneakers do. As a result, sandals could slip off a brake and cause an auto accident. 

4. Heatstroke 

While driving in the summer is great for some, the rising temperature can create issues for others. Drivers who don’t have good ventilation and don’t drink enough fluids could experience heatstroke. A driver who’s developing heatstroke may start showing signs when they become confused and dizzy and may experience seizures or fainting. 

Many drivers don’t take the time to understand the risks of driving in the summer. If you’re in an accident while driving through no fault of your own, you may need to learn what options you have to seek compensation for your injuries.