As the weather gets warmer, there’s an increase in pedestrian and cyclist traffic within the community, which also creates an increase in pedestrian and car accidents. While there is no singular way to avoid an accident, here are some top ways to ensure you are taking all the necessary precautions to avoid any chance of a pedestrian or car accident.
Ensure Your Vehicle Is Spring Ready
Your vehicle may be in need of a tune up to ensure that it continues to function properly and that it provides optimal safety for you and pedestrians. These are just a few of the things you can check on to ensure your vehicle is ready to take on Spring weather:
- - Top up windshield washer fluid
- - Check tire pressure
- - Ensure headlights and brake lights are in perfect working order
- - Replace windshield wipers that may have been damaged over winter or are not performing as intended
Share The Road Safely
The increase in additional pedestrian, cyclist, and motorcycle traffic in the warmer months makes it even more important to ensure you are aware of your surroundings while driving. Use your mirrors, check your blind spots, slow down, and ensure that you are staying alert when driving throughout your community.
- - Look out for children who may be playing near the road and be extremely careful when driving in residential areas or near schools.
- - Cyclists and motorcycles will also be sharing the road with you in the warmer months. To avoid any accidents, always make sure you are aware of their presence on the road and give them ample space when driving.
- - Pedestrians and runners may be distracted by personal devices and be less aware of surrounding vehicles.
Be Extra Aware Of Animals
With the warmer weather comes the addition of more wildlife coming out of hibernation. Make sure that you take extra caution, especially at dawn and dusk, when some animals are more active. Watch out for roaming animals, both wild and domestic, when driving and be aware of the potential dangers they pose.
After the toll that colder weather takes on the roads, you may notice extra wear and tear on the roads and highways you frequent. Potholes are especially common, so be sure to watch out for them on the road, as they are a common cause of drivers losing control of a vehicle, or causing damage to your vehicle.
Connecting With A Lawyer
Despite your best efforts to avoid them, the reality is that pedestrian and car accidents can still occur. If you’ve been injured as a result of a car accident, either as a motorist or pedestrian, connecting with a personal injury lawyer can help. An experienced personal injury lawyer can outline the specific options that are available to you and help you understand your legal rights. Beckett has extensive experience in the field of personal injury and motor vehicle collisions, and we’re ready to help you through your unique case and fight for justice.
If you're ready to take the next step, reach out to Beckett today. Visit our contact us form for a free case evaluation.
Published on May 30, 2022