This holiday season is full of joy and family, hustle and bustle. As we look forward to time with family and friends, we reflect on the dangers that can take all the joy out of this time of year. The following guide can help keep you and your loved ones safe from dangerous car accidents this holiday season.
Driving at Night
This time of year, the sun sets early and rises late, leaving us to run errands, attend holiday gatherings and go about much of our lives in the dark. Driving at night is not the same as driving during the day. The perils of reduced visibility can be deadly. Be sure to slow down, leave more space between you and other vehicles, and stay alert for pedestrians and other drivers who may not have as much experience driving at night.
This time of year, traffic can be heavier at all times of the day, not just rush hour. Be sure to stay alert for additional drivers who may be in a hurry or are distracted or confused. Allowing extra time for slick roads, additional traffic and higher pedestrian foot traffic may help to reduce your risk of a dangerous car accident.
Designate a Driver
It comes as no surprise that alcohol is a factor in nearly half the accidents during the holiday season. Many parties include free-flowing alcohol and individuals who think they are “fine” to operate a vehicle. To keep you and your loved ones safe, be sure to designate a driver or simply do not drink more than one beverage at events and parties.
On behalf of everyone at Mednick, Mezyk & Kredo, we wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Please be alert and safe for other drivers and pedestrians on the road. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident this holiday season call upon us to help ease your burden. Our experienced car accident attorneys will fight for you while you focus on your health and recovery.