How to avoid the dangers of summer driving

With summer in full swing, millions of people will be hitting the roads for day trips, weekend trips and week-long vacations. Don’t forget the aimless drives around town with family and friends when there’s nothing else to do. Going for a harmless drive can turn into tragedy if you don’t know the hazards of summer driving.

Hot weather can wreak havoc on your tires. The warm weather makes the air inside your tires expand, which can lead to tire blowouts. Be sure to check your tires as often as possible during the summer months, especially during heatwaves in Knoxville.

The summer months don’t add just more cars to the roads, but also more motorcycles and bicycles. Drivers must take extra caution when operating their vehicles near motorcycles and bicycles. They must also learn how to look twice for these smaller vehicles in an effort to avoid accidents that can be incredibly tragic.

Engine overheating is a common hazard drivers have to deal with during the summer months in Tennessee. If your engine begins to show signs of overheating, such as steam coming out from under the hood, it’s best to pull to the side of the road immediately and let it cool. Continuing to drive with an overheated engine can lead to a fire.

Congestion is a common hazard during the summer months as kids are out of school and more people take vacations. Leave early for work and leave plenty of room between your car and the one in front of you to avoid accidents.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Knoxville, contact our firm to discuss your case and determine the damages you can recover for injuries suffered.




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