Survival tips for summer driving hazards
Sun glare accounted for over 2000 accidents in the latest Government Road Casualties statistics. But everything from heatstroke to sunburn or a lack of water can increase the risk of a drowsy driver, leading to increased risk of an accident. That’s why insurethebox, the global pioneer of telematics-based car insurance, is helping drivers stay safe this summer with top tips.
Driving in hot weather can be uncomfortable with added risks, such as hay fever and heat stroke causing drowsiness and irritability amongst drivers and passengers. And these factors can significantly increase the risk of an accident too as Simon Rewell, road safety manager at insurethebox, explains: “We think of winter as the most risky season for motorists, but it’s easy to overlook the summer hazards. We’re therefore offering drivers top tips on staying cool on the road and staying safe.”
“With 1 in 5 people suffering from hay fever in the UK2, medicating for the condition could have side effects, such as blurred vision or even drowsiness. As the mercury rises, there’s also the risk of heat stroke, leading to a pounding headache. So it’s important to keep the car as cool as possible and sip on water all day to stay hydrated. Even practical things, such as avoiding glare by keeping your windscreen clean and keeping sunglasses in the car, can help to prevent accidents in the summer.”