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Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel holidays. The increased traffic on our interstates and highways means you’re more likely to be involved in an auto accident. Our lawyers in Orlando hope you enjoy Thanksgiving with your family and friends. We want you to know these ways to avoid an auto accident this holiday season:
1. Pick the Day Least Traveled
The day before Thanksgiving (Wednesday) is the heaviest travel day, and the Sunday afterward is just as hectic. If you have the flexibility, travel on a different day. Make sure you drive during the day also. Driving at night increases your risk of falling asleep at the wheel. Driving drowsy is dangerous and puts your life and the lives of your passengers at risk.
2. Stay Away from Distracted Driving
Texting and driving is responsible for an estimated 1 in 4 auto accidents in America. You may think distractions only involve your smartphone, but distracted driving happens anytime your eyes stray from the road including when you are:
- Eating or drinking.
- Talking to passengers.
- Dealing with children.
- Using your car touchscreen.
- Dealing with your GPS.
- Watching videos.
- Changing the radio station.
Stay safe this Thanksgiving by stowing your smartphone out of reach and adjusting your navigation and radio before you pull out of your driveway.
3. Don’t Drink and Drive
Holiday weekends such as Thanksgiving are a popular time to indulge in drinking. Designate a sober driver, call an Uber or taxi or stay overnight. Getting behind the wheel after just a few drinks can easily lead to catastrophic injuries or death.
Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter hope these tips can help you avoid an auto accident this holiday season, but if you are involved in a crash, it’s important to know what to do after a car accident.
If you’ve been in an auto accident, please call our experienced lawyers in Orlando today at (407) 712-7300 to schedule your FREE consultation. Our law firm serves clients in Orlando, Florida and nationwide.