What Holiday Travelers Need to Know: Thanksgiving Driving Tips

Are you going to be one of the millions who will hit the road this Thanksgiving to spend the holiday with the ones you love? If so, you could be at risk for getting into an accident. Turkey Day is known as one of the busiest traveling holidays and puts many vehicles on the road, which increases your chances of becoming the victim of a crash.

Even if you are just staying in town, holiday traffic could wreak havoc on your travels. An increased number of drivers on the road and motorists who are unfamiliar with the area could cause accidents to occur.

Staying Safe This Thanksgiving

You may think you are completely safe while driving on Rte. 92, A1A, Rte. 4, or any other road in the Daytona Beach area. Unfortunately, even if you know these roads like the back of your hand, just one driver who doesn’t could cause you to become involved in a serious accident. Driving safely could keep you accident-free this Thanksgiving.

Here are some tips that may help for safe holiday season driving:

  • Give yourself extra time. Whether you are traveling across country or across town, give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination. With so many extra motorists, chances are high that you will experience traffic jams which can not only slow you down, but might cause you to get into a crash. Additionally, people tend to stress out when running late and drive erratically as a result. When you allow yourself extra time, however, you may prevent that from happening.
     
  • Keep your space. Avoid driving too closely behind other vehicles, as they are likely not familiar with the area and may have to brake frequently. You may bump into them if you aren’t careful and cause an accident.

If You’re Hurt, We Want to Help

If, despite your best efforts you still become the victim of an accident, the attorneys of Johnson and Gilbert may be able to help. Contact us through our website or by giving us a call to learn how.

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