Driving Tips for Safe Summer Driving in Texas
Summer is here. For most people, this means BBQs, pool parties, and fun in the sun, but for others, it means the devastating reality that the next 100 days are often the deadliest on Texas roadways. As the temperatures rise and the days get longer, it is important to remember safe driving tips to keep the roads accident free.
At the Mayday Law Office, our dedicated legal team represents individuals who have been hurt or killed in car accidents. We proudly serve clients throughout Houston and welcome non-English speakers. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact our office at (281) 741-1162 for a free case evaluation. Let us fight, so you don’t have to. Call now to get started.
Deadliest Days on the Road
Last year marked the second deadliest year on record for traffic-related fatalities. According to KCEN-TV, 4,480 people were killed on Texas roadways in 2021. Summertime is even more treacherous than other times of the year. It is unclear why these months result in more accidents and fatalities, but some suggest that it is more teen drivers on the road.
Texas leads the nation in fatal crashes involving teen drivers during the summer. Nearly 30%, according to AAA, of the teen deaths between 2010 to 2019 occurred during summertime. The alarming statistic has resulted in the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day being referred to as the “Deadliest Days of Summer.” AAA notes that new teen drivers are 3x as likely as adults to be involved in fatal crashes.
Summer Safe Driving Tips
What’s more frustrating is that many of these car accidents are preventable caused by inexperience and inattention. It is essential for everyone on the road to follow safe driving practices regardless of their age.
Safe driving tips include:
- Never drive impaired
- Follow the speed limit
- Buckle up for safety
- Put away distractions (including setting cell phones to “Do Not Disturb” or driving mode)
- Avoid areas that are unfamiliar
- Enrolling and completing a driver education program before taking to the road
May has already been a difficult month for Houston drivers. Several accidents have left motorists seriously injured. In a recent accident, a driver was killed after striking the back of a dump truck. Reports indicate that the driver was going at a high rate of speed before rear-ending the dump truck. The impact caused the driver’s vehicle to overturn before being engulfed in flames.
Hiring a Houston Car Accident Attorney
At Mayday Law Office, we hope everyone has a safe summer. By following these driving safety tips, you can protect yourself and others while enjoying summertime festivities, including Memorial Day BBQs, 4th of July fireworks, and Labor Day parades. If you are involved in a car accident, our lawyers might be able to help you get compensation for your injuries.
Contact our office at (281) 741-1162 for a free, no-obligation case consultation. Get the legal help you need and deserve after an accident with injuries. We have recovered millions on behalf of injury victims and their families. Do not wait; call our office today.