As much as we enjoy doing bodywork and collision repair in Raynham, we’d like to see local drivers make it through the summer season without any serious car accidents. Most car accidents happen between July and September. In this article, we’re going to explain why this happens, what you can do to prevent it, and what to do if the worst happens and you do wind up in a summertime car accident.
What are the top causes of summertime car accidents?
There are three primary causes of summertime car accidents. Increased number of teenage drivers, high rates of drinking and driving, and roadway construction. The issue of teenage drivers has been with us as long as there have been cars. Young people don’t have the experience to prevent them from making risky choices and bad decisions. That’s why it’s important for us as a society to encourage safe driving in younger people, and to model safe driving habits ourselves.
The second cause – drinking and driving – increases during the summer. During the fall these rates drop off for a while, only to peak again during the holidays. Again, the answer for this problem is social. If we all take steps to keep our friends and family from getting behind the wheel when they’ve had too much to drink, the road would be a lot safer for all of us.
Finally, road construction. People often get into accidents related to road construction because they’re not fully aware of how the roadway has changed during construction. Construction accidents range from damage caused by hitting potholes or uneven unpaved roadway to much more serious events caused by impacting construction barriers or equipment.
What To Do If You Get in a Summertime Car Accident
Whether your car accident involved a teenage driver, too much drinking, or a construction catastrophe, remember that you always have the choice of which auto body and collision shop your car is brought to. This is your decision – not the police or insurance company. Choose the repair shop you believe will do the best job fixing your car.