From the outside looking in, many people don’t consider Wisconsin a big state with a lot of traffic. However, if you live in the state or have visited in the past, you know nothing could be further from the truth.
There are plenty of big cities. There are plenty of people on the road at any given time in the day. Unfortunately, this increases the chance of a motor vehicle accident.
Every day throughout the state, these types of accidents injure and kill many people. Some accidents only involve one vehicle. Others, however, involve several vehicles, such as cars, trucks, and motorcycles.
For example, two teenagers were recently killed in a rollover accident in Dayton Township.
A recent article by WKOW, citing a news released issued by police, said the following:
“In a news release Sunday, Chief Deputy Chad Kanable says MaKenzie C. Foust,16, and Brooklyn M. Lindvig,17, both of rural Richland Center, died at the scene of the accident. It happened just before 3 p.m. on County Highway A near State Highway 80.”
To go along with the two girls who were killed, another person, age 18, was injured and treated at a local hospital.
It is this type of story that shows just how dangerous it can be to take to the roadways. It only takes one mistake by one driver in order for an accident to occur.
Summer Leads to More Accidents
As the weather warms up, the number of motor vehicle accidents throughout the country increases. Drivers must be aware of this, so that they can take extra caution on the roadways.
Here are some of the reasons for more accidents during the summer months:
- Greater number of people on the road. It is during the summer that people take to the road for vacation. And when this happens, the chance of an accident skyrockets. Roads can quickly become congested, making it difficult to maneuver in a safe manner.
- More teens on the road. When school lets out, the number of teens on the road goes through the roof. While some teens are responsible and experienced, others don’t fit this mold. Instead, they are a bit raw behind the wheel, which increases the likelihood of causing an accident.
- Tire blowouts. When temperatures increase, it is more likely that a tire will blowout. This is particularly true if a tire is not properly inflated. Every driver, regardless of vehicle type, should be aware of this.
- Sun glare. It sounds simple enough to drive when the weather is cooperating, but don’t overlook the fact that sun glare can cause quite a few issues. With the sun beating down on your face, you may find it difficult to see the road. And when this happens, your reaction time slows down.
- Weather changes. Just because summer is a time for sun doesn’t mean that the weather can’t change at a moment’s notice. One second it is sunny, but the next a rainstorm moves into the area. In this situation, you must realize one thing to be true: your driving style has to change.
We want everyone to realize that summer is a great time for getting behind the wheel. We also want you to realize that motor vehicle accidents are also common during this time of the year.
Tip: you may not be the person who causes an accident, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be injured. This is why it’s so important to pay attention to the many drivers on the road at the same time as you.
Were you recently injured in a car accident? Do you have questions in regards to what you should do next? You are in the right place. We know that a car accident can turn your life upside down. The good thing is this: we have plenty of experience helping people in your situation. Feel free to contact us online or via phone to discuss the finer details of your accident and injuries. From there, we will be able to provide you with a plan for moving forward.