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Is Summer the Most Dangerous Season to Drive in Massachusetts?

Published in Car Accidents on July 15, 2022

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When most drivers consider what the most dangerous season is for driving, they often assume that it is winter. While winter can prove to be risky with icy roads and snow fall blocking a driver’s line of vision, it may come as a shock that the most dangerous season for driving in Massachusetts is summer.

If you have been injured in a Massachusetts car accident while driving in the summertime, you may be entitled to compensation. Call (617) 391-9001 or fill out our contact form to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer from Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers.

Factors That Make it Dangerous to Drive in Massachusetts in the Summer

Each time a driver gets behind the wheel of their car, they run the risk of being injured in a damaging car accident. While accidents may occur at any time, conditions are especially dangerous on the Massachusetts roads during the summer months. The factors that make it more risky to drive in the summer include:

Young Drivers

While being young does not make a person an inherently bad driver, it does mean that they have less experience. Because school is out in the summertime, many young drivers who have only recently obtained their license will be out on the roads making it much more likely to get in an accident as a result of their inexperience operating a motor vehicle.

Cyclists, Motorcyclists, and Pedestrians

During the summer months, the weather is clearer and warmer, making it the perfect time to go for a long walk, bicycle ride, or motorcycle ride. With an increase in motorcyclists, cyclists, and pedestrians, there is a higher risk of getting into an accident. That is why it is crucial to always stay alert and diligent behind the wheel.


Summer is a popular time of year to carry out construction projects in Massachusetts. However, construction can cause obstruction in the road and may lead to damaging accidents as a result.


With thousands of travelers making their way to Massachusetts for vacation in the summer, this influx of individuals can lead to many traffic related issues. On one hand, many travelers will not know their way around and may drive in a distracted or reckless fashion as a result. Additionally, an influx of drivers as a result of these vacationers may make traffic wait times longer, which can result in road rage.


The beautiful weather in the summertime can make some drivers feel tempted to speed. However, it is important to remember that speeding is dangerous and could cost you your life if an accident occurs.


From happy hours to pool parties, summer has no shortage of opportunities to enjoy a few cocktails with friends and family. However, it is crucial that you do not get behind the wheel of your car after you have been drinking this summer.


While summer is known for clear skies and warm days, the weather in the summer months can also be quite unpredictable. While you may start your drive out with blue skies, it is not uncommon for a severe rainstorm to come out of nowhere and decrease visibility and make roads dangerously slick.

If you have been injured in a car accident during the summer, it is essential that you speak with a trusted Massachusetts lawyer as soon as possible. When you choose to work with Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, you will have access to a team of award-winning car accident lawyers.

Our trusted legal team is led by our experienced co-managing partners, J. Tucker Merrigan and Peter M. Merrigan. J. Tucker Merrigan has been a co-managing partner of the firm for over a decade. He has been recognized for his work in the Massachusetts legal system with awards that include: Under 40, National Trial Lawyers; 2020-2021 Top Attorney Award. Our other co-managing partner, Peter M. Merrigan, has been recognized for his work helping the communities of Boston: 2018 Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers; 2021 Massachusetts “Super Lawyer.”

Contact a Massachusetts Car Accident Lawyer For Help

Your life may be forever changed after your car accident. You may suffer life-altering injuries and losses as the result of another party’s negligence. You should not be left with a financial burden. Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers will help you fight for the compensation you deserve by filing a car accident claim.

Contact our Massachusetts law office today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced car accident lawyer by filling out our contact form or calling (617) 391-9001. We work on a contingency fee basis. If we do not win your case, you owe us nothing.

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