Every year, the holiday season sees approximately a 3% increase in cars traveling on the road, and with this comes an increased amount of car accidents. To help you prevent car accidents this holiday season, here are four road safety tips from Spector Injury & Accident Lawyers.
SLOW-HO-HO DOWN THE SPEED OF YOUR CAR
Between the holiday parties and last-minute shopping, you’re probably rushing around trying to get everything done. If you think driving faster than Santa flies his sleigh will help you fit it all in, think again, because speeding is one of the leading causes of car accidents. Stay safe this holiday season by slowing down on the road and sticking to the speed limit. The icing on the holiday cake? Slowing down will also make your car guzzle less gas.
THE MORE THE MERRIER—EXCEPT IF YOU’RE THE ONE DRIVING
It should be obvious that drinking and driving is a big no-no, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 10, 497 alcohol-impaired car accidents in 2016. To keep you, your loved ones and others on the road safe this holiday season, making smart choices when socializing is something to say “cheers” to. Whether you’re going to a holiday party, attending a festive dinner, or catching up with friends for the holidays, designate a driver or sip on mocktails for the evening.
COMBAT WINTER WEATHER WOES BY GIVING YOUR CAR A CHECK-UP
Holidays can be frustrating and winter weather can be fickle—don’t add to these stresses by driving a car that can’t cope with these conditions. Because people drive a bit more stressed during the holidays and winter creates unsafe driving conditions, bring your car in to get its brakes, tires, and windshield wiper (fluids and all) checked and repaired if needed; that’s what we call taking control of the reigns!
SANTA’S REINDEER’S ARE SAFELY STRAPPED IN—YOU SHOULD BE, TOO
Milk and cookies, carrots and Rudolph, Santa, and the North Pole—they all go together, just like wearing a seatbelt in a car! In fact, the CDC reported that seat belts saved approximately 15,000 lives in 2016. So this season, when you and your family pile into the car for a holiday excursion, buckle down on buckling up.
If you find yourself injured from an auto accident or truck accident this holiday season, it won’t only disrupt your holidays, but it can disrupt your life. Luckily, the professionals at Spector Injury & Accident Lawyers will get you the compensation you deserve so you can get back to enjoying your life. Contact us today!