Stay Safe this Holiday Season
The holiday season is upon us! This means tourist numbers are up and roads are busier. During this time, the risk of car accidents increases due to congestion, speeding, and drunk driving. To reduce stress and ensure safety this holiday season, follow these tips:
Check Your Tires
The tire pressure of your car can decrease in colder temperatures due to the condensing air within the tires. Make sure to check your vehicle manual for the optimal tire pressure needed for your car’s make and model. Always keep your tire pressure within the appropriate range.
Be Aware of Obstructive Views
Drivers transporting big appliances, Christmas trees, or other large cargo might create blind spots, obstructing their views. Any packages in your car should not block the driver’s view. To prevent dangerous situations on the road, make sure you have all the necessary equipment needed to secure your cargo. Be careful if you are this driver or if you are near these vehicles on the road.
Don’t Drink and Drive
If you plan on drinking, plan ahead and have a designated driver or use a Rideshare service. Always celebrate responsibly!
Check Your Route Ahead of Time
Knowing your route before you get in the car can help you avoid traffic. Make sure to check the weather and be prepared for any road conditions. Allow for extra time when traveling in the event of delays or slowdowns.
Be Focused and Well Rested
During the holiday season, there may be more distractions so it’s important to focus solely on driving to ensure safety. Take breaks during long drives to stay rested and alert to diminish any moments of fatigue.
If you are involved in a car accident, contact Sunshine State Law Firm. In Florida, you have 2 years from the date of your car accident to file a claim. We will handle your case with care and get you the compensation you deserve.
Our Sunshine State family wishes you a safe and happy holiday season!
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