Follow These Holiday Travel Safety Tips

With so many Americans hitting our roadways between now and through the end of the year, it’s no surprise that the holiday season is the most dangerous for motorists. This year is no exception, and may actually be worse as some of us choose to forego mass transit due to travel warnings spurred by government travel warnings. Follow these holiday travel safety tips to help ensure you make it to where you are going safely.

Holiday Travel Safety Tips

Recognizing this, here are some holiday travel safety tips to keep top of mind as you take to the roadways.

  • Resist the Urge – Distracted driving is a major cause of traffic accidents. That’s no different during this time of year, especially when trying to coordinate with family. If you hear your phone go off, resist the urge to check it. Always pull over to make calls, send texts or update GPS.
  • Know your Route – One way to avoid needing your phone is to be clear about your route before you leave, including alternates should the need arise. This will also allow you to avoid making hasty exits or lane changes.
  • Plan for Safety – You should never leave for a road trip without inspecting your car and ensuring its safe. You should also remember to pack a safety kit. It should include: a flashlight, tow rope, jumper cables, blankets, first aid kit, phone charger and matches
  • Keep a Safe Speed – No matter how late you may be for some pumpkin pie, it’s not worth speeding and putting others at risk.
  • Stay Alert – Be sure to take a break if you need to. Again, no pie (sorry Mom) is worth getting into a car accident for.

We Are Here To Help

Remember, if you do get into a car accident, we are here to help ensure your claim or personal injury lawsuit is handled swiftly and effectively. The last thing you want to do during the holidays, especially after a car accident, is to be on the phone, going back and forth with the insurance company. Give us a call at 972-774-9800 or contact us online and let us deal with them for you so you can get back to celebrating with family and friends.