Summertime is quickly approaching, and with summer comes vacation and tourists. In the summer months, traffic levels increase tenfold on Houston highways and roadways. It goes without saying that during the summer, drivers must be more vigilant and attentive than ever when it comes to safely operating their motor vehicles on Texas roadways. This article explores some summer road safety tips to keep in mind while you drive over the next several months.
Always Keep Your Eyes on the Road
With the presence of advanced technology in motor vehicles and wireless devices everywhere, it is extremely easy to become distracted while driving. However, it is important to keep in mind that while behind the wheel of a car, your most important priority should be safe driving. Safe driving includes the following:
- Keeping your eyes on the roadway in front of you at all times
- Refraining from texting or using a non-hands-free cellular device while driving
- Obeying all roadway traffic signs and signals
- Using turn signals and observing lane markings
- Refraining from playing loud music in the car or roughhousing with others in the vehicle
Take Weather Conditions Into Account While Driving
Summer can be the perfect time for rainstorms and wet road conditions. When vehicles are driving at highway speeds and the roadways are wet, it is very easy to hydroplane – and to subsequently collide with another motor vehicle.
Drive Within the Posted Speed Limit
It goes without saying that speed limits are in place for a reason: to encourage safe driving and to prevent accidents. Excessive speeding can also result in fines and traffic citations.
Contact a Houston Truck Accident Attorney Today to Discuss Your Case
If you sustain injuries in a motor vehicle accident, the insurance company may try to turn the tables on you and allege that you caused or contributed to your accident, thereby reducing or eliminating your potential recovery. By following these simple rules of the road, you can greatly reduce or eliminate your involvement in a motor vehicle accident.
An experienced Houston motor vehicle accident attorney will be able to assist you with obtaining the best possible result in your motor vehicle accident case via settlement or trial. To discuss the circumstances of your individual case and your legal options, call Houston personal injury attorney Stewart J. Guss today at 800-898-4877 or send us an email through our online contact form.