Is hot weather to blame for car accidents in Alabama?
Alabama summers offer a rich variety of outdoor activities for families, nature enthusiasts and travelers alike. However, certain hazards increase during the summer, particularly for those traveling to outdoor events and recreation destinations.
While driving, not only do you need to watch out for distracted or drunk drivers and lost tourists, you need to avoid dehydrated drivers as well. If you have been injured in a car accident during the summer months, dehydration and other issues associated with hot weather conditions may have been a factor.
Causes of dehydration of drivers
Remaining hydrated during the summertime heat can be a struggle. Common causes of dehydration include:
- Elevated temperatures and exposure to the sun, which can cause unwanted sweating and loss of water
- Outdoor recreational activities such as field sports, running, cycling and hiking
- Music festivals, farmer’s markets, boating expeditions and other outdoor activities
- Even the most ordinary summer activities can take a toll on the body and affect a driver’s performance and safety on the road