Many people move to the state of Nevada to take advantage of the great climate. Nevada winters are mild, so residents are able to enjoy the outdoors when much of the country experiences snow and freezing temperatures. It’s no secret, however, that summer temperatures here can sometimes be extreme. When it comes to driving, roadways can be just as treacherous in summer as they are in winter. Here’s some advice from the Nevada Department of Transportation to help prevent car accidents when traveling in warm weather.
Just as in winter, drivers need to make sure their vehicles are in good driving condition during the warmer months. It is very important to always check tire pressure. Low tires will make for poor handling and create increased friction, which can lead to a blowout. Make sure tires are inflated to the manufacturer’s recommendations. It’s also a good idea to carry extra bottles of water which can not only provide hydration, but can be used to cool down an overheated engine.
Before summer traveling, check the vehicle’s battery, cables and all lights. Rain showers seemingly pop up out of nowhere during summer. Be prepared by checking windshield wipers and promptly replace wiper blades when needed. Warmer temperatures also mean there will be more pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists. Stay focused behind the wheel and share the road responsibly.
Roadways across the state of Nevada often become very crowded and congested during the warmer months of the year. Unfortunately, not all drivers will stay focused and alert behind the wheel. Those who suffer injuries or loss due to negligence in car accidents could benefit by seeking the services of a legal representative. A successfully litigated lawsuit could result in substantial monetary relief to help with medical expenses and other financial losses.