With almost 47 million people traveling by car for Thanksgiving, car accidents are a significant threat to your health and holiday plans. Drivers are all too familiar with the sight of fender benders and more serious accidents clogging the roadways particular in the last two months of the year. Our roads are crowded already, and when traffic volume increases, so does the likelihood of car accidents.
The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is the busiest travel holiday of the year. The day before Thanksgiving Day and the Sunday after the holiday causes increased traffic volume. Combine this with drivers who are rushing to make family events or get last minute trips to the grocery store out of the way, and the chances of being involved in a car accident increases. Moreover, with the Wednesday before Thanksgiving being notorious for celebrations involving alcohol, it is important to be conscious of potentially drunk drivers during your travels. There are a few things you can do to keep yourself and your family safer on the roads during the upcoming holiday weekend:
- Follow the usual rules of the road, such as making sure everybody is properly buckled up, that you’re not speeding, and that nobody operating a vehicle is impaired in any way.
- Don’t drive if you’re tired to reduce the risk of a drowsy driving car accident.
- Drive slowly and safety though construction zones and past stopped emergency vehicles.
- Do not drive distracted – put down the cell phone. If you absolutely must speak with a family member, hand the phone off to someone else in the car and let them handle it.
Be vigilant in your driving during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The attorneys and staff of McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC wish everyone safe travels over the upcoming weekend.
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Being in a car accident is costly – medical bills, mechanic bills, and the cost of any missed work adds up quickly. Our personal injury lawyers in Philadelphia will fight for the financial compensation you deserve if you’re involved in a car accident due to another’s negligence.
Call McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC so that we may guide you through the process of understanding your rights as the victim of a car accident. Schedule a free initial consultation today by calling us at 215-569-8488 or contact us online.