Summer’s here folks, and it’s a great time to be out and about. But did you know that the summer months are also the most dangerous for drivers? According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), August had the highest number of fatal car accidents of any month in 2013; a combined total of 3,136. In July and September, of that same year, there were over 2,900 fatal car accidents each.
So why is summer the deadliest season to drive? We’ve compiled a list to help you to recognize (and avoid) some of the present summertime dangers.