Warm weather, relaxed social environments, vacations, and holiday celebrations often mean that more motorcycle riders are on the road in the summer—and rates of motorcycle accidents increase.
Most motorcycle riders are confident in their abilities to ride, but when it comes to other drivers’ actions, there’s simply no way to predict when negligence will occur. Therefore, it’s important to be mindful of why summer riding can be especially hazardous.
Increased Travel on the Roads
California, especially here in the Southern part of the state, is one of the most popular destinations for summer travel and vacationing. This inherently means that there will be more traffic and more cars, trucks, and motorcycle riders all sharing the road together.
Keep in mind that many motorcycle accidents occur on congested roads because of:
Frequent stop-and-go traffic
Road rage/aggressive driving behaviors
Closer proximity to other vehicles
Increased Rates of Drunk Driving
During the warm summer months, social environments relax a bit more. Drinking becomes an even more popular social activity, especially since many adults and teens have vacations or time off of work. This increases the risk of a drunk driving crash involving motorcycle riders, vehicle occupants, and pedestrians.
The Fourth of July also falls in the middle of summer and is one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to the increased number of drunk driving accidents.
With all that said, drivers, please make sure to stay extra vigilant behind the wheel this summer. Drive sober, put down the phone, and stay safe on and off the road.
If you or a loved one is, in fact, injured in a motorcycle accident, Effres & Effres is here to help you pursue compensation against responsible parties. Put your case in competent and capable hands so you can focus on healing.
Contact Effres & Effres at (818) 222-9720 to get started on your motorcycle accident case. Our office is located in Agoura Hills and we serve all areas of Southern California.