Summer is such a wonderful time of the year, with the sun shining and people
outside having barbeques and riding their bicycles without a care in the
world. So, how could summer weather cause
car accidents throughout Georgia? The shining sun leads to many summertime crashes.
When commuters are driving into the sun, it can cause a bad glare that
leads them to:
- Not see their lane markings;
- Not see brake lights on the cars in front of them;
- Not see the cars next to them;
- Not see signal lights or stop signs; and
- Not see bicyclists or pedestrians crossing the street.
Most of these types of accidents happen at intersections, as they often
create a chaotic environment. Additionally, when the sun's glare affects
a driver's vision, the individual may pull out in front of an oncoming
car, run a red light, swerve into another lane, or just not see another
vehicle, which can lead to serious crashes and injuries. The sun can cause
a harsh glare, but there also are things that drivers can do to help prevent
being involved in a car accident in Georgia.
Two Tips to Help Prevent Summertime Accidents
Although the sun can be harsh, drivers need to take responsibility for
certain things, including:
- Cleaning the windshield and windows often so that the sun's glare is
- Wearing sunglasses to help block out some of the rays.
Drivers need to be held liable for their actions, even when accidents occur
due to the sun's glare. If a driver has a dirty windshield, is not
wearing sunglasses, or is not paying close attention to the road, then
he or she should be held responsible for such negligent behavior. Serious
injuries can occur to Georgia motorists when they run red lights and stop
spinal cord injury,
traumatic brain injury, head trauma, paralysis, internal injuries, and even
If you have been in an accident due to a reckless or negligent driver in
Atlanta, contact Kalka & Baer, LLC today for your