As summer vacation is swiftly approaching, families all across the nation hop into their cars for vacation or long distance family visits. At Insurance Doctor, we know that it’s a crowded highway out there, and even without the dangers of snow or black ice, the summer season can still be dangerous when driving. Here are a few things to watch out for while driving this summer.
Watch out for the sun’s glare. That hot summer sun glaring down on your windshield reduces your visibility and could cause you to miss an exit or not see an obstruction in your way. If you’re driving right into the sun during the early or late hours of the day, be sure to drive the speed limit and scan the road ahead as clearly as you can. Wear sunglasses and use your sun visors, and be sure to check the washer fluid levels before you leave so that you can keep your windshield as clean as possible.
Watch out for potholes. Winter’s extreme weather has left some damage to our highways in the form of pot holes. Be careful driving over potholes as they can cause you to lose control of your car.
More bikes, motorcycles, mopeds, and pedestrians will be on or near the sides of the road when the warm weather hits, so be sure to stay extra cautious. Always double check before switching lanes to see if there is a cyclist in your blind spot. When you are off the interstate and using more local streets, share the road with other drivers or walkers by driving safely.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that the winter is the only dangerous driving season. Insurance Doctor encourages you to stay safe on the crowded roads and enjoy your summer.