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Summertime driving hazards to watch out for

On Behalf of | May 21, 2021 | Car Accidents/MVA |

The summertime is when many people get out and enjoy the great outdoors, from road trips to overnight RV stays. Kentucky drivers who are hitting the roadway this summer should take the time to remember the various road hazards that exist around them.

People

It’s likely that you’re going to see more pedestrians walking down neighborhood sidewalks and city streets during the hot summer months. You must keep this in mind when you’re driving down the roadway as you’ll want to be on the lookout for any pedestrians.

Motorcycles

The summer is also the ideal time for motorcycle riders to get on their bikes and hit the road. As a vehicle driver, this means that you need to be more aware of the motorcycles on the roadway to avoid motor vehicle accidents. Pay particular attention to making left-hand turns across traffic as this is the most likely place for motorcycle and car accidents to happen.

Construction

One of the most notorious parts of summertime is the roadway construction that goes on. A street can be completely fine one day and then slowed down by 25 miles per hour the next day as it’s a construction zone. You need to be aware of the warning signs that are placed along the roadway in regard to construction that may be ahead of you.

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Gearing up for summertime fun in the car doesn’t just include checking your oil and the tread on your tires. Rather, it involves mentally preparing yourself to deal with different roadway obstacles that come up like increased pedestrians, motorcycles and construction. Every time you get behind the wheel, remind yourself of these obstacles and what you need to do to avoid them.

 

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