Summer Causes Spike In Car Accidents

posted: 07/10/2012

The Florida Highway Patrol says summertime causes a big spike in car accidents. More people are driving, drivers are going on long-distance road trips, and tires can even deteriorate faster in the sweltering conditions. According to statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), August is the most dangerous month for drivers. This is due in large part to the increased number of family vacations which are taken each year in August while businesses are notoriously slow and the kids are still on summer vacation. Inclement weather (pop- up storm showers), distracted drivers and fatigued travelers also play a big factor in the increased number of car accidents during the summer months.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, please call the Pensacola, Florida motor vehicle attorneys at Ward & Barnes for a free consultation.