Summer is the height of the travel season and that means that a lot of people are going to be out on the roads. When the dog days of summer hit, there are a few things to keep in mind that can help to keep you out of a Dallas car accident.
1: More Than the Roadway is Hot
When the weather heats up, people’s tolerance goes down. Be wary of drivers that are overly aggressive and reckless because the heat has gotten the better of them. They may tailgate you, be driving way too fast or be behind you yelling and screaming up a storm. Let them get by and don’t force a confrontation with them. You never know how it’s going to turn out and they may well be close to exploding from being stuck in their hot vehicle in traffic.
2: The Sun Goes Down Earlier
The late days of summer are still long, but the sun will start going down noticeably earlier toward the end of July. This means that it will be in the eyes of people who are coming back from the beach, from a picnic and, sometimes, from work. Remember to have a good pair of sunglasses handy and to keep your windshield clean. Both help to make it more tolerable to drive into the sun. Remember to turn your headlights on in the late afternoon so that people driving into the sun can see you coming, as well.
3: It’s Still Hot Out
Remember to have some extra water in your car for you and some extra coolant for the vehicle. The hottest days of summer may be already passed, but it’s still hot enough in most of Texas that heat sickness is a risk if you’re broken down by the side of the road. Remember that pets should never be left in vehicles, either. Even when it feels like it’s getting cooler out, they can easily die or become severely brain damaged in the heat of a vehicle.
The late summer is still a great time to be out on the roads, but make sure you drive responsibly. If you’re injured because someone else wasn’t, you may want to contact a car accident attorney about the matter. They can help you to get compensated for your pain and injuries and your property loss if you have a good case to take to court.