Before Thanksgiving, families, friends, children, and pets all travel from
their hometowns to their loved ones’ houses where they gather around
the dinner table to enjoy feasts and great conversation. Of course, because
many people will be traveling before, during, and after the holiday, road
conditions can become dangerous.
To help keep you and your family safe, consider the following safety tips
we have provided below:
1. Don’t Drive When You are Stuffed Like a Turkey and Sleepy.
Driving while sleepy can be extremely dangerous to you and your passenger.
While you might not actually doze off, fatigue can cause loss of alertness
and attention, making emergency driving maneuvers near impossible. If
you feel sleepy when driving, pull over and take a brief nap, rotate drivers,
or drink a caffeinated beverage before driving again. Remember, a full
stomach may cause you to feel drowsy as well. So after dinner, make sure
you give yourself time to digest before getting behind the wheel.
2. Wearing Your Seatbelt Can Save Your Giblets.
Many people grow restless and uncomfortable on long drives. To alleviate
these feelings, many people will remove their seatbelts or wear them improperly.
In the course of an accident, a person not wearing their seatbelt correctly
or at all can suffer far worse injuries than a person wearing theirs appropriately.
If you or a family member becomes extremely uncomfortable on a car ride,
pull off the road and into a safe area where everyone can stretch their
bodies before continuing the journey.
3. Make Sure Your Car’s Condition is Gravy
Before planning a long drive, check to make sure every part of your vehicle
is working properly or has been serviced correctly. Worn tires, broken
or damages windshield wipers, and faulty brakes can all cause serious
and fatal car accidents. To keep your family safe, take your car to the
appropriate dealership maintenance center or an experience auto shop to
have your vehicle inspected closely.
Involved in a Car Accident? Contact Our Clearwater Car Accident Attorneys
If you have been injured in a car accident at any time, including before,
during, or after Thanksgiving, our Clearwater car accident lawyers at
Roman & Gaynor can provide fearless and relentless representation
on your behalf. When you become our client, we will take the time to understand
every detail of your case and can help you pursue maximum financial compensation
for any physical harms, emotional distresses, or medical expenses you
and your family may acquire as a result.
Call our team without delay. When you have been wronged, our Clearwater car accident
attorneys can make it right!