Summer is the season of cabins, road trips and relaxation. But according to the RCMP, summer means more drivers are on the roads and they’re generally less focused. Unfortunately, Newfoundland personal injury lawyers see plenty of evidence that summer is one of the more dangerous driving seasons.
Here are 7 tips on how to stay safe and avoid acquiring or causing a car accident injury this summer:
- Ensure your vehicle has undergone its annual maintenance and all parts are working well before heading out on the road.
- Check the weather conditions and forecast before driving long distances on the highway.
- Prepare for construction delays. Monitor local media stations for information on any traffic delays and respect construction speed limits to help keep traffic, transportation and construction workers safe.
- Stay alert for moose on our highways, especially in the early morning or evening when they’re most commonly seen on roadways.
- Motorcyclists will be sharing the roads. Pay extra attention to motorcyclists at intersections and always check your blind spots before changing lanes.
- Summer means kids are out of school and playing outdoors. Watch out for children playing on or near the street, including the possibility of running out from behind parked cars.
- If you’re planning to drink, organize a designated driver or take a taxi. Impaired driving can cause injury or death to you and others on the road.