Which season has the most car accidents? Most people would think that because of the slick conditions, during the cold months of winter, that winter season win. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, August, at the end of the summer, is when the most auto accidents occur.
Over the past three years, traffic fatalities occurring in the last weeks of summer have steadily risen. So far this year, over 539 travelers have died on Virginia highways. Police expect this number to rise since more people plan to shake off their recent confinement and enjoy the summer weather. Because of restrictions on air travel, even more motorists than usual may be on the roads.
Along with end-of-summer celebrations comes the increased risk of encountering drunk, distracted and reckless drivers. These drivers often show little concern for the well-being of others, and the consequences often include accidents involving serious and/or fatal injuries. Travelers can help themselves by wearing their seat belts and remaining alert for dangers.
While more police will be on the roads in the coming days and weeks, they cannot always prevent accidents from occurring. Saturday is the most-likely-to-get-in-a-crash day. Most of the accidents occur during the weekend when people are out on weekend trips because of the beautiful weather. Those in Virginia who suffer injuries or lose loved ones in motor vehicle accidents caused by reckless or negligent drivers have options for pursuing justice. By consulting an attorney, accident victims can obtain a complete evaluation of their case and solid advice for the most appropriate course of action.