Summer Driving Hazards


There’s nothing like going on a drive during the summer with the windows down and the music turned up. Something about the summer gives you the impression that the world is full of endless possibilities. That feeling directly translates to those who decide to take driver’s training during the summer, and if you’re interested in gaining some freedom through behind-the-wheel training, then you need Cindy Cohen School of Driving! Our instructors are certified by the state of Pennsylvania and can provide you with the top-of-the-line driver’s training that you deserve. Each lesson is personalized to ensure that you get instruction on the areas where you need it most. If you would like to learn more about our online theory course or sign up for our Top Rated Local® behind-the-wheel training, then contact Cindy Cohen School of Driving today!

Learning to drive is a fun experience, but you will also learn about the many hazards that you need to be aware of in order to ensure the safety of you, your passengers, and the vehicle. In a previous post, we’ve talked about some of the hazards created by distracted driving and conditions that cause limited visibility. In today’s post, we will talk about some of the hazards associated with driving during the summer.


Summer is one of the biggest seasons for construction on the road. Not only will you see more construction on the city roads, but there is also a high chance that you will see more construction as you travel down the highway. Construction is a hazard to drivers for many reasons. For one, you will experience a lot more traffic when you are driving. Working on busy roads is dangerous for the workers, which is why you will often see people holding up the “slow” signs as you pass by a construction zone. The slowing in traffic creates a bottleneck effect and you will probably experience a lot of stop-and-go traffic, which can lead to accidents if you are not paying attention.


Motorcycle enthusiasts wait all winter for the weather to get warmer so that they can take their bikes out of the garage and hit the open road. Unfortunately, when you’re driving down the road, motorcyclists are a lot harder to see than other cars. They can easily disappear in your blind spot and appear out of nowhere. When you’re driving on the road this summer, it’s important that you be extra cautious about motorcycles. You will also want to make sure that you are giving them plenty of space when you’re driving behind them, as they have a much shorter stopping distance than a car.

Summer Mirage

Have you ever noticed that as you’re driving along an empty road you look ahead and the road appears to be covered in water? This phenomenon is known as a mirage and is a result of the different air temperatures, it will give the road an illusion that it is covered with water. As you are driving this summer, be sure to drive with caution, no matter if the water you are seeing is real or just a mirage.

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