Summer is in full swing in Kentucky, which means you may spend more time out on the open road with your family. On the other hand, maybe you plan on staying close to home this year.
Either way, HuffPost offers several insights on some of the more common summer driving dangers. Read up on them before you get behind the wheel during the warmer months of the year.
With rising airplane ticket prices, many people decide to drive to their summertime destinations to save money. For that reason, road congestion is more common, especially considering that some cars may be from out-of-state motorists. With more vehicles on the road, it makes sense that the risk of accidents increases.
Not only does summer bring more drivers, but younger drivers, as well. Teenagers are out of school for summer vacation, and they bring their inexperience with them when they get behind the wheel. Teen drivers are more likely to drive distracted, which creates a considerable risk for everyone else on the road.
Weekends and early evenings
Research suggests the weekend is one of the more dangerous times to drive, and the same goes for evening drives. Whenever possible, take care of all errands during the week and in the afternoon.
Cyclists and pedestrians
The summertime also brings out more pedestrians and cyclists wanting to enjoy the warm weather. This is great for those who desire some exercise, but having more bodies on the road also increases the potential for more accidents. Keep an eye out for people on foot and on bikes while behind the wheel.
This information is only intended to educate and should not be interpreted as legal advice.