Las Vegas has already hit triple digits. However, summer didn’t officially start until Tuesday, June 21. Now that it is officially summer, are you ready for summer driving? If you answered “no” then this article is for you! Here, we provide our top summer driving safety tips.
We hope the below tips help you stay safe this summer. If a driver injures you in a Las Vegas area car accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will help to protect your rights and ensure you receive maximum compensation.
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Our Top Summer Driving Safety Tips
Summer driving brings its own challenges for Las Vegas residents. If you are going to get behind the wheel this summer, stay safe with our top summer driving safety tips.
Inspect Your Vehicle
You should regularly inspect your vehicle. If you have trouble remembering when to inspect your vehicle, do it as the seasons change. If you don’t know how to perform a vehicle inspection, you can take your vehicle to a mechanic. Your vehicle inspection should include the following:
- Wiper blades
- Engine air filter
Maintain Your Tires
Tire maintenance is crucial to vehicle safety. Temperature changes and road conditions can impact the condition of your tires. In the summer, tire-related crashes are common. Practice proper tire safety in the summer (and throughout the year) by doing the following:
- Select the correct tires for your vehicle
- Regularly inspect your tires
- Maintain proper tire pressure
- Check your tire tread
- Ensure proper balance and alignment
- Abide by your vehicle’s recommended tire rotation schedule
Always Buckle Up
The first thing you should do when you get behind the wheel is secure your seat belt. Seat belts save lives. According to Zero Fatalities Nevada:
- Wearing a seat belt can reduce the risk of getting seriously injured or dying in a crash by 50 percent.
- Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash.
Keep Children Secure
It is also important that you keep your children properly secured. In Nevada, the car seat requirements recently changed. If your child is younger than 6 years of age and less than 57 inches tall, they need to be in an appropriate car seat. Additionally, a child who is less than 2 years of age must be secured in a rear-facing child restraint system in the back seat of the vehicle. Older children should always wear a seat belt.
Keep Everyone Out of Hot Cars
In the summer, cars are especially dangerous because of the heat. The main danger of hot cars is heatstroke. Heatstroke can quickly damage your brain, heart, kidneys, and muscle. Without prompt and adequate treatment, heatstroke can be fatal.
Children, the elderly, and even pets are especially susceptible to vehicular heatstroke. Do not leave vulnerable individuals or pets in cars in the summer. If you transport your child in the summer, you can avoid a tragic accident by always checking the back seat and never leaving your child in the car.
Practice Safe Towing
If your summer isn’t complete without your ATV, trailer, or boat in tow, then be sure to practice safe towing. Review our Trailer Safety Week article for safe towing tips.
We hope you stay safe on the road this summer. We also understand that even the most cautious driver can be injured in an accident. If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury after being injured in a trailer accident, find a personal injury lawyer with traumatic brain injury experience. The legal team at Anthem Injury Lawyers is experienced in dealing with traumatic brain injuries. Contact us at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
Look Out for Others
Summer means that more people are out and about. If you are driving this summer stay alert and remember to look out for others on and along the road. This includes other drivers as well as the following:
Did you know that there is a correlation between more time spent driving and a higher incidence of left-sided skin cancers? That’s because you are exposed to the sun when you are in a car. Apply sunscreen before you get behind the wheel.
Avoid the Dangers of Sun Glare
Speaking of sun, another danger posed by the bright summer sun is glare. Glare is a visual sensation caused by excessive and uncontrolled brightness. Anyone who has faced the sun during their commute knows that sun glare can greatly impact their ability to safely drive a car. You can avoid the dangers of sun glare while driving by doing the following:
- Clean your windshield
- Fix cracks and chips in your windshield
- Clean your dashboard and rearview mirror
- Modify your travel time and route to avoid driving into the sun
- Use your sun visor
- Wear polarized glasses
- Tint your vehicle’s windows
Unfortunately, even the most cautious driver can be injured in a summer driving accident. If you are injured in a summer driving accident, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. The law firm of Anthem Injury Lawyers has a dedicated team of personal injury lawyers. Call Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
Prepare for Work Zones
Drivers play an important role in work zone safety. You should be prepared for road construction any time you leave the house. If you are driving in Clark County, you can prepare by reviewing the linked construction project map. You should also review the applicable Nevada work zone laws. If you’re driving through a construction zone, proceed with caution and do the following:
- Pay attention to all posted signage and follow the directions
- Stay calm
- Focus on safe driving
- Plan for delays
- Give other drivers plenty of space
Always Drive Sober
Impaired driving is dangerous driving. Alcohol, drugs, and medication can all cause impairment. Savor your summer and always drive sober.
EXPERIENCED LAS VEGAS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
We hope you stay safe on the roads this summer. If a driver injures you in a Las Vegas area accident, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Some people wonder why they need a personal injury lawyer to help them. A personal injury lawyer will work aggressively to protect your rights and help you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.
Award-winning law firm Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers. We are based in Henderson, Nevada, and serve clients throughout the Las Vegas area. When we say we offer personal injury law experience, we mean over 25 years of experience. This is the combination of knowledge and expertise you need to win significant compensation as a victim in a Las Vegas area accident. Our decades of experience, our expertise, plus our deep familiarity with all aspects of Nevada law, give you a powerful advantage. You will need that advantage to fight against those who may keep you from receiving what you deserve as a Las Vegas accident victim.
Your choice of an accident lawyer is one of the most consequential decisions you will ever make. It’s important to select a Las Vegas attorney that can put you in the best position to win your case. That’s why you need to speak with Anthem Injury Lawyers. Get the best accident attorneys in Las Vegas fighting for you. Our experts offer you the best opportunity to win top compensation. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.