Traffic increases on highways across the country during the holiday season, and while the holidays are supposed to be a joyful time of the year, many people are killed in car accidents each year between Christmas and New Year’s Day. In fact, the National Safety Council reports that an average of 373 people die during the three-day New Year holiday, while 343 people die in fatal traffic accidents on Christmas Eve and Christmas day. In this blog, we explain some of the ways you can avoid a car accident during the holidays.
If you will be driving for the holidays, make sure to have your car serviced. You should also inspect your tires for wear and tear. Ask your mechanic to check your battery life and see if your brake pads need to be replaced.
Get some rest before you start driving. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 1 out of 5 fatal accidents involve a drowsy driver. Get a solid amount of sleep the night before you travel for the holidays. If you will be driving a long distance, you should stop every 100 miles or two hours to take a break.
Try to complete your holiday trip during the daylight hours. The fatal accident rate is three times higher at night than it is during the day. Road hazards increase at night and there are also more drunk drivers out after dark.
Have you or someone you know been involved in a serious car accident? If so, you should get in touch with our legal team to discuss your case. We are dedicated to assisting clients in Sapulpa, and we will use our full resources to pursue maximum compensation on your behalf. Let us put our skills to work for you today.