Dangers of A Rain Struck Road in Houston, Texas
Every Houstonian knows that rain in Houston is no new thing. It’s well known that rain can cause visibility issues while driving. However, many other dangers exist because of rainy weather. If you can recognize these dangers, it can keep not only you but other drivers, safe.
In Houston, potholes are no uncommon sight. They can be some of the biggest dangers on the road, especially when it is wet outside. When rain falls on the roads, tires press the rainwater in the cement causing remarkable cracking over time. After a period of time and excess of rainwater seeping into the cement, the pavement and ground under the road softens and creates more potholes.
Potholes Cause Damage to Vehicle and Tires
Potholes, depending on size, can damage a vehicle significantly or cause a tire to blow out. Tire blowouts are known to cause severs crashes because drivers lose control.
Excess Oil Buildup
In many Texas cities during the summer months, Houston especially, time can go by without a drop of rain. During this time, the many vehicles that travel through Houston leave the oil on the roads. This oil can build up on the cement for months, and when it finally rains, the oil spots surface.
Surface Oil Makes the Surface Extremely Dangerous
The surfaced oil creates a slick and extremely dangerous surface for cars to drive on. These spots make it easy for drivers to drive over and lose control of their vehicles. It is important for drivers to know how to recognize these spots, and also how to regain control of their vehicle if ever put into a situation as such.
Contact an Experienced Car Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured on a rainy day, contact an experienced Houston car accident attorney to see what they can do to help ease the pain. Call 713-524-8139 or go online to set up a time to speak with an experienced Houston car accident lawyer at Pusch & Nguyen Law Firm.