The period between memorial day and labor day sees a spike in accidents across the nation. On average, 675 accidents are recorded daily with hundreds of fatalities. It is an especially rough time of the year for riders, with over 60% of all motorcycle crashes occurring within the 100 days. It is no wonder they are considered the deadliest days in the year for road users.
To avoid being part of the statistics, you need to ensure extra vigilance whenever you are on the road. Here are some tips that may be useful.
Your safety comes first
You should always prioritize your personal safety whenever you are on the road. Observe the traffic rules, avoid driver distractions or driving under the influence. Summer comes with increased traffic, which heightens the chances of a crash with even the slightest mistakes.
If you have to, attend a driving refresher course to help you navigate the hectic environment you may soon find yourself in. If you are not comfortable going behind the wheel, it is advisable to look for alternative means of getting to your destination.
Lastly, ensure that you practice safe driving skills. Overtake safely and stay clear of other vehicles’ blindspots. Give way when you have to, and do not speed.
Be prepared for any eventuality
Events beyond your control can potentially lead to a crash, leaving you with serious injuries. Therefore, it is crucial to be well prepared to protect your rights if you find yourself in such a situation.
You deserve to be compensated for your injuries if the other driver was negligent. Still, you need to know how to navigate your case and ensure that you receive the settlement you deserve.