With Halloween behind us and Christmas ahead of us, Thanksgiving is smack dab in the middle of the 2014 holiday season. With the holidays in full swing, Thanksgiving is often a time in which people take road trips and spend many miles on the road to reach their destinations. As a result, the Thanksgiving holiday weekend is one of the most dangerous driving weekends to be on the road for many reasons including:
- More cars on the road
- More miles driven
- Drivers are distracted
- Drivers are drowsy
- Drivers are speeding
- Drivers are drunk
Thanksgiving Roadway Dangers
After feasting on a turkey dinner, some go to sleep early to hit the Black Friday sales the next day; however, others party into the night on Thanksgiving and then get into their cars to drive home. Unfortunately, there are more people on the road during this time of the year, and many are intoxicated.
Sadly, Thanksgiving is one of the deadliest times on Florida roads due to increased traffic and impaired drivers. Because the Florida Highway Patrol knows this is often the case, they are usually out in full force to help reduce the amount of needless Florida car crashes. For this reason, the Law Offices of David Benenfeld is urging Broward County motorists to do the following things this Thanksgiving, including:
- Have your car serviced before a road trip
- Allow plenty of time to reach your destination
- Drive the speed limits
- Obey the road rules
- Designate a driver
- Drive sober
- Buckle up
- Drive alert and cautiously
- Don’t text and drive or drive distracted
- Don’t tailgate
- Drive defensively
By following these safety tips, you can help reduce your chances of being in a car accident or drunk driving crash. However, even if you are careful and cautious this Thanksgiving, someone in the next car over might be intoxicated or reckless. If you have been harmed by a negligent driver, you may have legal rights to a financial recovery for your losses and damages.
Find out about your rights in a free legal consultation with a Broward County accident attorney at the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] today.