The Dangers of Summer Driving in Buffalo, NY

Posted: May 23, 2019

Buffalo, NY is one of the state’s most popular summer tourist attractions. Thousands of vacationers visit Canalside to relax and enjoy “green space”, Delaware Park to play golf and visit the amazing Buffalo Zoo and beautiful Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens.

Unfortunately, car and pedestrian accidents can happen in the summer months. In addition, road congestion and traffic jams caused by construction delays may cause drivers to become frustrated and short-tempered. Out-of-state tourists, unfamiliar with Buffalo streets, may drive erratically or unpredictably, making sudden stops or turns that result in fender-benders and serious car accidents.

The Buffalo car accident lawyers at William Mattar urge both residents and tourists to contact them if a reckless driver inflicts serious physical injuries. Adequate compensation may be available that is meant to pay for your medical bills and other damages. Pedestrians struck by careless drivers may also be entitled to compensation. Don’t wait to schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys if you are the victim of a negligent driver. New York statues of limitations limiting the time someone is allowed to file an accident claim.

Possible Roadway Hazards in Buffalo NY during Summer

  1. School’s Out

More teenagers on the roads means more accidents are likely to occur. A teen’s lack of driving experience, “need for speed” and impulsive decision-making can contribute to a dramatic increase in summertime accidents in Buffalo.

  1. Motorcyclists and Bicyclists

While most motorcyclists and bicyclists obey traffic laws, some do not. Reckless motorcyclists sometimes practice dangerous driving habits by speeding, weaving in and out of traffic, and thinking they can just buzz around construction sites. Automobile drivers need to remain extra vigilant for smaller vehicles on the road in the summer to lower their risk of being involved in an accident.

  1. Tire Blowouts and Other Vehicle Problems

Extreme heat is hard on cars that are not well-maintained. Overheated engines can cause cars to stall and block congested city streets, and highways may frustrate hot-tempered drivers.

  1. Sleepy Drivers

People sometimes try to do more outside in the summer, especially tourists who only have a few days to spend exploring Buffalo. Sleepy drivers can cause impaired driving accidents, with many high-speed accidents resulting in serious injuries.

Hot Weather and Aggressive Drivers in Buffalo

The anonymity given to overly aggressive drivers when behind the wheel, combined with the vehicle’s ability to offer a quick getaway, easily encourages potential road ragers to engage in dangerous and reckless behaviors while driving.

Impatient, aggravated drivers speed, may run red lights and stop signs, weave from one lane to another on the interstate, or honk at drivers they think are going too slowly. They also may tailgate drivers ahead of them, even though those drivers may be going the speed limit. This can lead to car accidents.

Contact a car accident attorney at William Mattar today!

If you have been hospitalized due to serious injuries suffered at the hands of a reckless driver, call William Mattar immediately for legal assistance with obtaining compensation for your damages. You may be entitled to compensation to help pay for your medical bills, property damage or other losses resulting from involvement in a car or pedestrian accident.

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