Summer is officially here in Maryland, and with it comes traffic and congestion on the road. Being aware of other drivers and driving safely is as important as ever during the summertime in order to avoid car accidents. Learn how you can drive safely, and avoid serious personal injury, with the following tips.
It’s important to make sure your car is in good shape before you hit the road. There are simple steps you can take to make sure your car is well-maintained for summer driving. This includes checking your tires. Always check the treads and tire pressure to help you avoid unexpected flat tires.
Whether you’re planning a family camping trip or a day at the beach, always distribute cargo in your vehicle as evenly as possible. This can prevent problems with your suspension and help your vehicle to avoid rolling in the event of a car accident.
Dress Appropriately for the Road
With the weather heating up, it can be tempting to throw on your favorite sandals for a short drive or a long road trip. But flip flops can easily get caught in the pedals and cause a car accident, so opt for close-toed shoes instead for summertime driving.
Avoid Distracted Driving
Cell phone use is a major risk for car accidents, and with so many more drivers on the road, it’s important to stay alert. Don’t get caught off guard on the road, especially in the sometimes unpredictable Maryland traffic.
Share the Road
Always keep an eye out for other drivers during the summer. Between truckers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and young new drivers, there are simply more drivers on the road in the summertime. Always check twice for motorcycles and be sure to drive defensively on congested roads.
Children at Play
With school dismissed for the season, you’re sure to see more children in just about any Maryland neighborhood. Always keep an eye out, especially when children are playing close to the road, and drive carefully. Children can be unpredictable, crossing the street or chasing after pets and toys, so use caution in residential neighborhoods and try to always be aware.
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