Summer is currently in full swing in New York City. The city is experiencing some of its hottest days on record. For many New Yorkers, the summer months typically mean traveling, vacations, and going to the shore. However, some of us still commute to the office daily, even when temperatures almost reach triple digits.
No matter your plans this summer, you must remain safe while driving around New York City. The last thing you want to deal with is a hefty ticket fine or, worse, a serious crash or collision. That said, here are five summer driving safety tips to help you avoid a car accident.
Before you get in your vehicle, it is highly recommended that you conduct a thorough inspection. You should check your tires, oil, coolant, windshield wipers, lights, brakes, steering wheel, and more. While you may think these are tedious tasks that can wait, they may help you prevent a severe collision and save your or others’ lives.
It is very hot in New York City this summer. Therefore, you should keep your air conditioning on to keep you and all your passengers cool during your commute or travel. If your air conditioning system is malfunctioning, you must fix it as quickly as possible. While you may be able to handle having the windows rolled down, your children, elderly passengers, or even your pets will be greatly affected by the scorching heat.
Even though wearing a seat belt may seem annoying, you must wear it every time you get into your vehicle. You should also make sure each one of your passengers is buckled up before you drive off. This will help keep you and them secure in case you get into an accident.
Before you change lanes, turn, back out of your driveway, or drive around a busy parking lot, you must check and remain aware of your surroundings and blind spots. While New York City’s streets stay busy year-round, children, residents, and tourists play and walk more frequently during the summer months. That said, the last thing you want to do is strike someone or run them over while driving.
With more people visiting and enjoying New York City in the summer, you should always plan your route before getting in the car. There may be more collisions, construction areas, and traffic on routes that you normally take. However, if you do some research beforehand and plan your route accordingly, you may be able to avoid these inconveniences. This may also help prevent you from feeling rushed, as you will know what to expect and how much time you need to reach your destination.
If you suffer injuries from a car accident in New York, please contact Gold & Gold, P.A., at your earliest convenience. Our car accident lawyers are skilled, experienced, and knowledgeable about all types of motor vehicle collisions, and we will do whatever it takes to stand up and fight for your right to the compensation you are owed. Fill out our contact form to schedule your free case evaluation today.