Although winter driving might get more attention from safety advocates, especially in areas that see a lot of snow and ice, there is actually reason to believe summer driving is even more dangerous.
Below are a few statistics that may surprise you:
- The order of months that see the highest numbers of traffic fatalities are as follows: August, July, October, June, September and May.
- June, July and August have 29 percent more traffic fatalities than December, January and February.
- People drive 20 percent more miles in the summer than the winter.
The number of people hitting the road for trips and leisure activities goes up significantly in the summer, even here in Florida. Teachers and kids have the summer off, which means more people out and about during the day when they would usually be at school or work. Families take their vacations and drive around the country, and people are generally out later enjoying the warmth and the extended hours of sunlight.
It is important to make sure you are extra careful any time there are more drivers on the road. Before you take long road trips, give your vehicle a check-up. Never drive after consuming alcohol and always obey the rules of the road.
More people and vehicles on the road means more danger, but it does not mean you have to feel unsafe. For the guidance and advice you need after getting into a Florida car accident, meet with a skilled Bradenton personal injury attorney at Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh.