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3 causes of summer car crashes

On Behalf of | Jun 20, 2017 | car accidents |

Summer is here, and that means more people will be on the roads in Pennsylvania. There are beautiful, scenic routes to enjoy, and those heading from the Canadian border to the south or from New England to the Midwest have to pass through the state in most cases.

As a result, there are many different hazards created during the summer. These have the potential to cause serious accidents and injuries. Here are three to keep an eye out for when you drive in your home state.

1. Dehydration dilemmas

While it’s normal to think about dehydration as something that happens in the sun, people tend to think less about driving in the sun as a cause. The fact is that even with the air conditioning on, you can become dehydrated while you’re in your vehicle. Make sure to stop frequently and drink plenty of water to prevent an accident due to dehydration.

2. Tire troubles

There are a few different reasons for tire trouble in the summer. As the weather gets warmer, air expands in tires and has the potential to cause them to rupture. This could cause a flat tire, which may result in an accident depending on when the tire breaks.

Another issue you may have involves a low tread. Make sure your tire’s tread is deep enough to grab the road as you drive. If it is threadbare or the treads are worn out, you’ll be more likely to slide when stopping, especially during summer storms.

3. Construction conundrums

Of course, the summer months are the ideal time for construction teams to get to work. Unfortunately, that means that the roads may not be open or may have some lanes closed. This can cause traffic to back up, and those who don’t pay attention may end up causing a rear-end collision.

These are a few problems you may notice in the summer. If someone strikes your vehicle due to one of the above factors or another reason, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.