The end of summer is coming and that means that drivers will have to deal with getting around when the conditions are darker much earlier in the day. It’s still a fine time to be out and about on the roads, but remember that accidents are more common at night and that you need to watch out for some hazards that are characteristic of the end of summer.
Students Moving In
Around colleges and tech schools, the dorms will be filling up. This means that there will likely be new people around town who are just finding their way around and who also happen to have a very abiding interest in nightlife. Be sure you’re on the lookout for them. Keep an eye out for out-of-state license plates and other signs that someone may be lost, particularly in the evening hours. They may be coming back from a bar or club and be lost on top of it.
Even though summer is winding down, it’s a great time to be outside. The heat is tempered by the shorter days and, of course, kids are going to be out practicing for the sports they play in school. Watch out for them heading home at dusk and be especially careful of them running out on the road near playgrounds and athletic fields. They can dart out quickly and cause a wreck if you’re not watching for them.
Commuters have a tendency to not turn on their lights when they should. The darkness comes fast and, because it was light when they left work, they’ll tend to not notice that it’s considerably darker by the time they get home. Watch out for drivers that don’t ‘have their lights on during the later commuting hours. You have to be more careful of this as the year progresses into autumn and the days become even shorter.
An accident lawyer may be able to help you if someone has caused a wreck that has injured you or destroyed your property due to their own negligence. Talk to an attorney whenever you’re convinced that someone has caused a wreck because they weren’t paying attention or because they were driving recklessly. Sometimes these drivers can be successfully sued in court for the damages they cause and the injuries that they end up inflicting on the victims of their negligence and jury awards are sometimes substantial.