There are many factors that can contribute to the increase of car accidents during the summer, which include:
More Inexperienced Drivers on the Road
When school is out in the summer, more teenagers are on the road. Most of these drivers are inexperienced, which increases their chances of causing an accident.
Many people take road trips and travel for vacations during the warm weather. This leads to increased congestion on the roads, especially in heavy tourist areas. Tourists are also often unfamiliar with the roads where they are travelling, making them more of a hazard to other drivers and more prone to accidents.
Increased Alcohol Intake
Holidays, parties, and other summer events can lead to an increase in impaired driving. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal in all states and causes thousands of preventable accidents each year.
Heat not only takes an effect on our bodies, but also our cars. Heat can cause tire blowouts, engines to overheat, and other mechanical issues that can lead to car accidents.
More Road Construction
Summer is often the prime time for road construction projects, which can cause delays, detours, and increased congestion. This can lead to more accidents, especially if drivers are not paying close attention to changes in road conditions.
When the weather is nice and the scenery is beautiful, it can be tempting for drivers to take their eyes off the road. Distracted driving, such as texting, talking on the phone, or even admiring the view, can greatly increase the risk of an accident.