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Five Ways to Avoid Car Accidents This Holiday Season

Posted Gerard C. Kramer on Nov 19, 2014 in Car Accidents

Your mind is on pumpkin pie, holiday shopping, and special moments with family and friends. You may be out a lot and driving in less-than-ideal conditions as the days continue to grow shorter and the weather continues to get colder. And you may be worried that a slippery road, a distracted driver, or a drunk driver will ruin your holiday joy and your hopes and dreams for the New Year.

There Are Ways to Avoid a Devastating Crash

As a driver, you can do your part to prevent serious car crashes by:

  • Allowing yourself plenty of time to reach your destination. That way you will not feel the need to speed or drive aggressively.
  • Reviewing your directions before you get in the car. This can help prevent confusion and distraction.
  • Not driving when you are too tired. Drowsy driving is dangerous and can result in accident.
  • Not driving when you are drunk. Drunk driving can be deadly.
  • Being alert and focused solely on driving. Distracted driving, which includes cell phone use and anything that takes your hands off the wheel, your eyes off the road, or your concentration away from driving safely, can be dangerous.

Together, these actions can help you avoid a serious car crash.

But You Can’t Do It Alone—and You Can’t Control Other Drivers

You depend on other drivers to make the same responsible choices that you make. If, instead, another driver fails to follow the rules of the road or to drive safely, you may be hurt in an accident. And if you’ve been injured, you need to know what to do next. You need to know how to protect your rights and your potential recovery. To learn more, we encourage you to read our FREE report, Who Pays Your Bills When You Are Injured in an Automobile Accident?, or to start a live chat with us today.