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Auto accident risks associated with springtime

On Behalf of | May 13, 2019 | Car Accidents

When it comes to seasonal risk factors that increase the chances of a car crash, many people may focus on hazards that are present during the winter (such as snow, ice, etc.). However, it is imperative to keep in mind that there are all sorts of dangers which may be lurking during the springtime. In this blog, we will examine some of the risks that drivers should watch out for if they get behind the wheel during the spring. Sadly, some drivers ignore these risks and place many lives in danger.

The spring can be a particularly dangerous time of year for various reasons. Not only does inclement weather (such as hail, rain and fog) lead to accidents, but road conditions may be poor as a result of potholes due to snow removal over the course of the winter. Moreover, there may be increased wildlife activity during this season, which can lead to a collision. Many people struggle with seasonal allergies, which can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicle for various reasons. Aside from allergy symptoms such as issues with vision, headaches and sneezing, many people take allergy medication which could cause them to become drowsy and adversely affect their driving ability.

These are just some of the dangers to watch out for if you plan on driving this spring. Sadly, many accidents will occur in the next several weeks which will claim lives and cause victims to become seriously hurt. Worse, many of these accidents could be prevented but some drivers are careless.