For many, the holidays are a time of increased travel. If you find yourself on the road in the weeks to come, it is important to do whatever you can to improve your overall level of safety.
Every year, drivers and passengers are injured and killed in holiday auto accidents. Here are a few things you can do to avoid trouble:
- Make sure other drivers see you. If others don’t see you, the chance of an accident is much greater. For example, don’t drive in a trucker’s blind spot. Along with this, use your lights and signals to ensure you are seen.
- Keep your eyes on the road. Those Christmas lights may be beautiful, but you don’t want to stare while you are behind the wheel. It only takes one distraction to cause an accident.
- Be aware of drunk drivers. Let’s face it: drinking and driving is common during the holiday seasons. Even if you are 100 percent sober, somebody else could be under the influence. If you get the feeling that another driver is drunk, maintain a safe distance while also contacting the authorities.
When you find yourself driving this holiday season, let these tips keep you safe. If you are involved in an accident caused by another party, you may want to contact us to learn more about your legal rights.