As temperatures continue to rise in Phoenix and elsewhere in Arizona, there is an increased risk of motor vehicle accidents. While modern cars are equipped with air conditioning, it does not change the fact that hot weather outside can impact the driver’s performance behind the wheel.
A risk of getting into a car accident increased on heat wave days largely due to such driver performance factors as distractions, fatigue, and sleepiness. If you feel exhausted, tired, sleepy, or exhibit any other signs of fatigue, pull over and rest for a few minutes. Drinking plenty of water can eliminate or prevent fatigue, dizziness, and avoid violating traffic laws. Consult with a Phoenix car accident attorney at the Lorona Mead if you have been in a heat-related car accident or any other type of car crash in Arizona.