My Family Is Driving To South Florida This Thanksgiving And I Was Wondering If There Are Things We Should Know About The Roadways Or How To Stay As Safe As Possible This Holiday?
Typically during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend period, the Florida Highway Patrol is heavily monitoring the roads. They are watching for tailgaters, speeders, intoxicated drivers, and reckless drivers. However, even though they are patrolling the roadways and cracking down on such drivers, many Florida car accidents still occur.
Because it is one of the busiest times on the road coupled with the large amount of drunk drivers returning home from visiting their relatives, it is often one of the deadliest times of the year to be on the road. With that said, there are some safety tips to follow to help reduce your chances of being involved in a car crash this holiday, such as:
- Get plenty of sleep before heading out
- Plan your trip and route before leaving home
- Check for weather conditions and roadway closures before heading out
- Always allow plenty of time to reach your destination to avoid speeding
- Inspect your car to verify fluid levels, tire pressure, and ensure all your lights are working
- Slow down and follow the speed limits
- Put away your cell phone so you aren’t tempted to drive distracted
- Never drink and drive
- Always make sure everyone in the car is wearing their seat belts
- Keep a safe following distance
While you may do everything in your power to keep yourself and your family safe this Thanksgiving travel period, sometimes crashes are outside of your control due to a red light runner or drunk driver. For this reason, it is important to travel with road flares and a first aid kit. Also, it is wise to carry the phone number to a South Florida personal injury lawyer.
If you are injured this holiday, please contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld to at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] to find out about your legal rights and make sure you receive adequate compensation for your damages.