3240 S. Florida Ave., Suite 201,
Lakeland, FL 33803
8788 East SR 70, Suite 101
Bradenton, FL 34202
Pinellas Park Location
6231 66th Street N.,
1945 East Bay Drive,
Largo, FL 33771
Phone: (727) 597-4787
Even though this may be astounding on the surface, the following simple tips will help you avoid a car accident in the Summer:
As the temperature outside climbs, it can impact the equipment on a vehicle, especially the tires. In fact, when tires are bit more worn out, hotter weather can cause the air inside of tires to expand, increasing the risk of tire blowouts and, in turn, traffic accidents.
Visit a mechanic and have your care checked – especially if you are planning a longer trip.
In many states, construction crews take advantage of the warmer summer weather to try to get as much done before the winter arrives and put their work on hold. With roadway construction zones (also known as highway work zones), it’s common for there to also be:
This, in turn, can increase the risk of collisions, as more complicated driving conditions can mean there’s more to pay attention to.
Wherever and whenever possible, avoid construction sites, so that the risk of collision will not be increased.
Many more bicycles and motorcycles are on the road during summer, simply because the weather is much more favorable for it. This means drivers have to share the road with these vulnerable motorcyclists and bicyclists. Each year, there are just under 1,000 fatal traffic accidents involving operators of motorcycles, or bicycles and motor vehicles. That makes it important for auto drivers to be aware of these individuals and to share the roadways with them in a safe manner.
Have your rearview mirrors properly set and don’t forget to use them!
Summer is a popular time for backyard barbecues, lakeside celebrations and get-togethers. Relaxing in the sun and cooling off with a cold beer, or other alcoholic beverage is very common.
Unfortunately, many individuals choose to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol, which results in an increased risk of car crashes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of alcohol-impaired drivers increases significantly over the summer months, resulting in nearly two times the number of car crash fatalities than all other times of the year combined.
Make sure you never drive after drinking even small amounts of alcohol. High temperatures will increase its effects and will make you and your loved ones less safe on the road.
Excessive heat during the summer can result in dehydration and driver fatigue. When drivers are tired, or not feeling well, their reaction time, attention span and judgment may be impacted, which could cause a car crash. Additionally, the summer heat can cause vehicle equipment failure resulting in tire blowouts and disabled vehicles that raise the risk for car accidents.
If you have been injured in a car accident and need immediate help, visit our car accident doctor in Largo, Pinellas Park, Bradenton or Lakeland.
Our patients’ well-being is our priority. If you suspect that you, or a loved one, have a neck injury, or are suffering from any other common auto injury, don’t hesitate to contact our office. Our professional staff will help you recover from any auto injury.
Dr. Chowdhury specializes in the objective evaluation and treatment of auto accident injuries in Largo, Pinellas Park, Bradenton, and Lakeland. This includes all motor vehicle accidents, including motorcycle injuries, car accidents, trucks, and collisions. If you are involved in a car accident, make sure that you immediately take the right steps to protect your rights.
Please keep in mind that if you have life-threatening injuries, you should seek medical help at the emergency room right away. This is for you to receive proper diagnosis and treatment.
The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.
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