Tips for Holiday Travel
As the holidays approach, you can look forward to a few days free from work and lots of celebration with friends and family. If you are like most Americans, you will probably drive a long distance at some point this season to visit friends and relatives in other places. With all this increased traffic on the road, accidents often occur. Keep yourself and your family safe by taking a few extra precautions before hitting the road this season.
- Plan your trip far in advance, noting alternate routes in case of traffic jams or inclement weather.
- Don’t drive while tired. Driving while tired is very similar to driving while intoxicated: drivers have decreased focus ability, concentration, and reaction times. Tired drivers are also likely to fall asleep at the wheel. Break your trip into drivable portions and take turns with other drivers.
- Never drink and drive. Alcohol is a leading cause of car accidents over the holiday season.
- Be cautious in wet and icy weather. If you are traveling in an unfamiliar area, drive slowly and keep an eye out for hazards.
- Keep emergency equipment in your vehicle, such as snow chains, jumper cables, road flares, and spare tires in case of an incident or accident
- Recognize the dangers of other drivers on the roads during the holiday season. Other drivers may be drunk, distracted, or overly tired.
Drivers should all take steps to secure the safety and well-being of everyone on the road each holiday season. Unfortunately, accidents can occur even when drivers exercise extreme caution. If you have been involved in an automobile accident, the Rhinelander car accident attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can evaluate your case and determine if you have the grounds for legal action. Contact our offices today at 800-242-2874.