Our Top 10 Summer Driving Safety Tips
The first day of summer arrives with the solstice on Sunday, June 20, 2021. Are you ready for summer driving? Read on for our top 10 summer driving safety tips.
We hope the below summer driving safety tips help you stay safe on the road. If you are injured in a summer driving 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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Summer Driving Safety Tips
If you live in Las Vegas, you may be used to the heat. But does that mean you are prepared for summer driving? Summer driving presents its own challenges. Stay safe this summer with our top 10 summer driving safety tips.
1. Keep Children Out of Hot Cars
Tragically, between Memorial Day and Labor Day, about three children die each week in hot cars. These deaths are tragic accidents that result from caregivers leaving children in hot cars or children accessing the cars on their own. Never leave your child alone in a vehicle. If you transport your child in the summer, you can take steps to avoid a tragic accident, including the following:
- Always check the back seat before exiting the car. Place an item in the back seat that you have to take with you at your destination. This ensures that you always check the back seat.
- Be extra alert when there is a change in your routine.
- Have your childcare provider contact you immediately if your child is late.
You can also take steps to prevent children from accessing your vehicle in the summer. These steps include the following:
- Always lock your vehicle.
- Keep your car keys out of your child’s reach.
- Teach children that cars are not safe places to play.
- Do not let children crawl into or around the car’s trunk.
2. Always Buckle Up
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.
You should also make sure that your children are properly restrained in an appropriate car seat. Remember, your child’s car seat will need to change with your child. The season change is a great time to check if your child’s car seat is up to par.
3. Avoid the Dangers of Sun Glare
Glare is a visual sensation caused by excessive and uncontrolled brightness. Sun glare can cause annoyance, discomfort, and even a loss of visibility. This can greatly impact your ability to safely drive a car. Avoid the dangers of sun glare while driving by taking the following steps:
- Clean your windshield
- Fix cracks and chips in your windshield
- Clean your dashboard and rearview mirror
- Modify your travel time and route
- Use your sun visor
- Wear polarized glasses
- Tint your vehicle’s windows
4. Maintain Your Tires
Tires are essential to safe driving. In the summer, tire-related crashes are common. You should maintain your tires by doing the following:
- Regular inspections
- Maintain proper tire pressure
- Check tire tread
- Ensure proper balance and alignment
- Abide by a recommended tire rotation schedule
5. Conduct a Vehicle Inspection
Your tires are just one part of your vehicle. Safe summer driving requires that you inspect your entire vehicle. Conduct a vehicle inspection that includes the following:
- Wiper blades
- Engine air filter
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 serving Las Vegas area residents. Our experience spans over two decades and includes many cases where we’ve won significant compensation for our car accident clients. Call Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
6. Pack an Emergency Supply Kit
Even if you regularly inspect your vehicle, an emergency can still occur. Be prepared for an emergency by packing an emergency supply kit.
7. Plan Ahead
Summer driving can include road trips and travel on new and unfamiliar roads. Plan your routes ahead of time to ensure that you have plenty of time to arrive at your destination safely. Be sure to check on COVID-19 travel health information before your trip.
8. Prepare for Work Zones
Summer drivers are encouraged to prepare for work zones before venturing out on the roads. 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, we recommend the following:
- Pay attention to all posted signage and follow the directions
- Stay calm
- Focus on the driving
- Plan for delays
- Give other drivers plenty of space
9. Practice Safe Towing
Summer is a great time for recreation activities. Many summer activities involve towing trailers and other equipment. If you are towing a trailer, you are responsible for knowing the law and being safe. Review our Trailer Safety Week article for safe towing tips.
10. Always Drive Sober
If you decide to cool off in the heat by sipping a refreshing cocktail, savor your summer and never drive impaired. In addition to alcohol, drugs and medication can also cause impairment. Do not drive if you are going to consume drugs, alcohol, or certain medications. Arrange for a sober driver.
EXPERIENCED LAS VEGAS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
The start of summer is a great time to focus on summer driving safety. We hope the above safety tips help you stay safe on the road. The law firm of Anthem Injury Lawyers understands that a car accident can injure the most cautious individual. If another driver has injured you, it’s important that you seek experienced legal representation. Our personal injury lawyers serve the Las Vegas area with the knowledge and expertise to help you gain maximum compensation for your injuries. Time is of the essence. Get in touch with our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers today, so we can begin pursuing significant compensation for you. If you cannot visit our Las Vegas area office, we can come to you to discuss your personal injury case. You don’t have to worry about affordability: our Las Vegas car accident lawyers don’t get paid unless they win your case.