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Does Springtime Bring an Increase in Car Accidents?

March 08, 2023

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim

Many car accidents result from driver error; however, there are times when other outside factors can cause a motor vehicle collision also to occur. Auto accidents can happen at any time of the year, regardless of the current season, so drivers should always be aware of the seasonal-related driving hazards the springtime can bring. This way, drivers not only ensure they have a better understanding of the potential causes of spring-related car accidents, but they also can do everything possible to help keep the road safe and avoid any unwanted collisions.

Common Causes of Spring-Related Car Accidents

During the spring months, there are various factors that all drivers should be aware of as they could result in a potential motor vehicle accident, some of which include:

Increase In Traffic

Between the warmer sunny days and school being out for spring break, drivers will likely see a significant increase in traffic. As a result of more people being on the roads during this time, there is also an increase in the risk of an auto collision. To help prevent an accident from occurring, it's vital to always exhibit safe driving practices, such as using your turning signal and obeying the speed limit.

Drowsy Driving

Since spring brings Daylight Savings Time, it's easy for drivers to become drowsy while behind the wheel, especially when driving for long periods of time. Drivers should always remember to go somewhere only if they feel well-rested enough to do so safely. Also, keep in mind that if you are driving drowsy, pulling over may be the best option to ensure optimal safety.

Weather Conditions

The sudden change in weather conditions following wintertime months can be a potential driving hazard that most people are not aware of. Springtime weather can often decrease road safety due to rain storms, causing drivers to experience reduced traction, limited visibility, and excessive flooding.

Construction

As the weather begins to warm up, it's possible to see an increase in the number of work zones and construction sites on or near the road. When driving near these areas, it's essential to keep an eye out for construction workers as it is likely to be a correlated increase.

Pedestrians

Warmer weather often brings out more pedestrians or bicyclists, who are sometimes hard to see. This is why it is so important that drivers refrain from any distracted or reckless driving habits when on the road.

Contact a Skilled Auto Accident Attorney

If you or someone you know has been injured in a spring-related auto accident caused by another party's negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Proving negligence can be challenging without the help of a skilled attorney on your side.

Here at van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim, we have a team of legal professionals who are dedicated to getting you the financial recovery you deserve after your accident. When choosing to work with our firm, you can rest assured knowing you made the right decision and that we will do everything possible to see your case succeed. Let us help you get back on your feet.

Contact us today (215) 486-0123 or visit us online to schedule an appointment with a member of our team.

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