5 Springtime Driving Conditions That Can Cause Connecticut Auto Accidents

Monday, June 17th, 2019 by | Posted In: Auto Accidents

Spring is a welcomed season in Connecticut. But springtime also ushers in seasonal driving challenges like wet pavement, motorcyclists, and foraging animals who’ve emerged from their winter shelters. Staying safe on the roads during the spring starts with a driver’s ability to identify the potential threats they’re up against. To help make your springtime commutes safer, here are 5 of the more common driving hazards to watch out for.

  1. Allergy medications. Over the counter allergy medications treat the symptoms of seasonal allergies but they can leave people feeling drowsy. Before you get behind the wheel, consult your pharmacist.
  2. Speeding. When the temperatures get higher so does speed. Be careful on wet surfaces and in high pedestrian areas.
  3. Spring weather also brings out motorcyclists. Stay back one car length per every 10 mph you are driving.
  4. Potholes. Slow down when approaching potholes as they can not only damage your vehicle, they can cause you to lose control of your vehicle.
  5. Underinflated tires. Many don’t check their air pressure but hitting things like potholes can cause air to leak from your tires. Underinflated tires can cause handling issues and speed up wear and tear.

If you or a loved one was involved in a Connecticut auto accident and believe someone else was negligent, call our firm. Our team of experienced attorneys will work to protect your long term interests.

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