Holiday Travel Tips to Help Avoid Car Accidents
Over the river and through the woods was the way to grandma’s house in the old song that school kids started to sing this time of year. Fall is here and it’s the time of year that traffic to grandma’s and grandpa’s home, and many other places, increases. Will you be driving to relatives’ homes this Fall for football games, Thanksgiving dinners, and reunion celebrations? Remember these things to avoid car wrecks and truck wrecks as your driving time increases this Fall.
The first thing that you need to remember when driving safely and avoiding car wrecks this Fall is time. Allow yourself extra time to go anywhere and avoid accidents. It takes longer to go anywhere in the Lake Area right now. Traffic is heavy along all major roads this time of year due to on-going construction jobs and repair work to the I-10 bridge. Add holiday and football game day car and truck drivers to the mix and you get even more traffic. More traffic means more time waiting in lines of cars and trucks to get to where you need to be. Don’t get in a hurry. Be patient. It is going to take longer than usual to get from one place to another. So, always allow yourself more time than needed to get to your destination.
It’s getting dark earlier in the evening now and more car wrecks and truck wrecks happen when the sun goes down than when it is totally light outside. Remember to turn your headlights on at all times when driving. It’s is especially important to do as the days grow shorter and that time called dusk, when it is just getting dark but not yet night, is here. Turn your headlights on manually. The sensors in your car or truck don’t always trigger your headlights on when it is just starting to get dark. Visibility is important to avoid injuring car wrecks. Make sure you drive with headlights on at all times to make your car and truck easier to see.
Thanksgiving Day is second only to Christmas Day for the most amount of day trip driving in the United States. That means people drive on Thanksgiving Day that don’t get behind the wheel very often. Remember to watch the other drivers when you are on the road this Fall. Less experienced drivers or those who don’t drive often enough to keep their skills sharp are on the road for Fall holidays and you need to watch out for them.
Remembering the things listed above and driving as safe as possible helps lower your chance of being involved in a car wreck or truck wreck that leads to injuries and /or even death.
If you are involved in a car crash or truck crash you need to contact a local lawyer in the Lake Area, call N. Craig Richardson for a free consultation. His experience dealing with insurance companies and lawyers makes him the expert when it comes to winning your case.