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Typical summertime driving hazards

| May 4, 2021 | Car Accidents |

If you’re like most New Hampshire families, you’re likely planning some summertime day trips throughout the state. From visiting the White Mountains to strolling through the streets of Portsmouth, there are many fun adventures that await your family. However, one thing that you’ll want to plan for are the typical summertime driving hazards that you may encounter along the way.

Tire blowouts

Many motor vehicle accidents are a result of a tire blowout that caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle. To help reduce your family’s risk of experiencing a tire blowout, it’s best to check the air pressure in your tires. Ensure that your tires aren’t under or overinflated. When driving, especially through construction zones, take the time to avoid potholes and uneven pavement if possible.

Construction

The beautiful weather of summertime brings along with it tons of construction along the many roadways throughout the state. It’s crucial to always slow down when you see signs warning you of construction going on ahead. Make sure you turn your headlights on and always travel at a low speed throughout the construction zone.

Motorcyclists and bicyclists

The warm summertime weather allows for more bicyclists and motorcyclists to hit the roadway. However, they tend to be more difficult to see from a distance. When your driving, it’s vital that you remember to always look twice for motorcycles and bicycles before making any turns against traffic.

The summertime can be a highly anticipated time for creating fun family memories. Many of those memories require some roadway travel and staying safe while on the roadway should be your top priority. Do yourself a favor and ensure you’re mindful of the summertime driving hazards that we covered above.

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