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Why do many car accidents happen during the summer months?

Let's be clear in saying that a car accident can happen at any time of the year. Furthermore, accidents can occur at any time of the day. Even so, you have to take a unique approach during the summer months.

From June through August, there are many reasons why car accidents are more common. For instance, the roads are much more crowded due to the fact that people are traveling on vacation and kids are no longer in school.

And here is something else to remember: the weather can quickly turn during the summer. While you are driving under the sun's rays, a rainstorm could quickly move into the area. If this happens, you need to immediately adjust your driving as to avoid an accident.

Another thing to think about is your vehicle. Are the tires properly inflated? If the answer is yes, you have one less concern. If the answer is no, there is a greater chance of a blowout, which could cause a serious single or multi-vehicle accident.

Beware of an increase of inexperienced teen drivers with newly-minted driver's licenses on the roads during summer. Their inexperience can prove deadly to them and others.

It is important to know what you are up against any time you take to the road. If you are involved in an auto accident this summer, know which steps you will need to take, such as moving your car out of harm's way and then calling police for assistance. Should another driver's negligence be the cause of your accident, you may have the right to pursue legal claims for damages against the driver's insurance company.

Source: Esurance, "Dangers of summer driving," accessed May 26, 2016

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