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Spring driving hazards people often don’t consider

On Behalf of | Apr 1, 2024 | Car Accidents |

Winter has officially passed, and it is now officially the spring season. While Florida may not have faced the typical hazards of snow that other locations face, the roads are generally quieter over the winter months and it is a little cooler.

Spring means an increase in outdoor activities, but it also means an increase in certain hazards. Here are two spring driving hazards to look out for.

More motorcycles and bicycles

As temperatures increase, people become inspired to spend more time outdoors. This could mean taking bicycles out and spending more time on their motorcycles. For drivers, this amounts to an increase in potential hazards.

The glare from the sun

For most people, summer sunshine is a positive, but it can be a potential hazard for road users. The sun’s glare can be blinding. While it’s not always possible to refrain from driving into the sunrise or sunset when glare can be at its worst, when UV protective sunglasses can help, as long as they are not too dark. Drivers can also utilize sun visors, as long as they do not block the view of the road.

When the sun’s glare is very powerful, drivers should consider increasing the stopping distance between vehicles. Sometimes, it may even be necessary to pull over if your vision is impaired by the sun.

Driving can be dangerous at any time of year, but it’s important to take note of hazards this spring. There is likely to be an increase in traffic, pedestrians, cyclists, school children and even wildlife.

Unfortunately, no matter how careful you are, someone else may still be negligent. If you have been injured by a negligent driver, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Seeking legal guidance will give you a better idea of your options.