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Staying safe during holiday travel

On Behalf of | Oct 21, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Whether you are going to Grandma’s or you have friends you enjoy visiting, the holiday season tends to be a time when people get together.

Dealing with a car accident over the holidays can be even more stressful than other times of the year since money and time are tighter than usual. When it is time to coordinate your holiday travel, it is essential to consider the safest way to get from here to there.

Here are some tips to stay safer on the roads this holiday season.

Troubles with traffic

You are not the only one trying to coordinate when you need to be where and how long it will take to make it in time for dinner. The holiday season means more people are considering a road trip to see their loved ones.

Busy roads are more dangerous, but it does not mean you have to stay home to be safe. When navigating busy streets and highways, it is easy for many vehicles to get packed close together.

Try to resist the temptation to drive dangerously close to the other motorists. When you have more space between you and the other vehicles, you have more time to react to an emergency or other changes in the roadway.

Holiday punch

Holiday parties and holiday drinking tend to go hand-in-hand. When you go to holiday parties, be aware of how much you have to drink and how long until you plan to leave.

If you are unsure if you have had too much to drink, call a friend or use a ridesharing service so you can get home safely. Keep in mind, while the average person processes one drink per hour, other factors like your body composition and how much you had to eat can impact how your body processes alcohol.

When you take precautions for safe holiday driving, you can help make the roads safer for everyone.