The summer months are supposed to be a time of fun and happiness. However, auto accidents make summer the 100 deadliest days of the year on the roads. State troopers in Ohio use this time of year as a reminder for drivers to be safe and avoid auto accidents.
Summer auto accidents by the numbers
The deadliest days for auto accidents are those between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The 100 days between the two holidays account for only 27% of the year, yet they account for one-third of fatal auto accidents in Ohio.
State troopers play their part in curbing auto accidents
Highway patrol officers across Ohio and neighboring states use the 100 deadliest days of summer as a time to teach drivers about road safety. In Toledo, state troopers position their cruisers in prominent positions. State troopers keep a high profile so that drivers see them and stay alert.
Stay focused to avoid auto accidents
Distracted driving has been a much-publicized problem when it comes to teen driving, but it’s an issue for all motorists. Travelers on summer road trips should load their maps into their phone or dashboard GPS before they leave. Staying focused during the summer months when the roads are busy is a good way to avoid auto accidents.
Pay attention to the weather
The summer weather can be changeable and can include storms and strong winds. The roads can become slick when it rains, and fog, heavy rain and hail can vastly limit visibility. If can’t see clearly, it’s a good idea to pull over and wait out the storm.
Auto accidents are a problem throughout the year, with the 100 days of summer adding to misery on the roads. Staying safe and aware of pitfalls on the road will help to keep you safe.