In most parts of the country, April is the beginning of the rainy season. Although the April rains bring dormant trees and flowers back to life, the rain can also create hazardous driving conditions.
According to the National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey completed by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), the federal agency responsible for compiling crash statistics throughout the U.S., rain or snow was the “critical pre-crash event” for approximately 4.4 percent of all collisions on the nation’s roadways in 2008.
Two million injury collisions rock U.S. roads and freeways each year. That means that almost 90,000 people are injured in an average year as a result of a collision caused, at least in part, by dangerous road conditions resulting from rain or snow.
While you may not be able to control the weather, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your passengers during the rainy season, including:
Keep these simple tips in mind this spring to significantly decrease your chance of being involved in a collision.
Please get in touch with our Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys today for further information about your potential auto accident case. Construction happens frequently in the spring as well. Learn how to protect yourself: National Work Zone Awareness Week: Expect the Unexpected