If you’re like millions of Americans, you’re planning on hitting the road for Thanksgiving to visit family or friends. It’s important to remember that holiday weekends and the days leading up to them are busier on America’s highways and interstates than almost any other time of year, and the week of Thanksgiving is no exception. Being extra cautious on your drive to and from your Thanksgiving destination is extremely important for your safety and the safety of your loved ones.
How Can You Stay Safe in Heavy Traffic?
Dealing with heavy traffic in the days leading up to or after Thanksgiving can be frustrating and stressful. But if you take a few extra precautions, it can be a lot less dangerous for you and your loved ones:
- Eliminate or reduce distractions—Make phone calls and send text messages before you drive or while you’re stopped at a rest stop or restaurant. If you use your smartphone’s GPS to get to your destination, use turn-by-turn navigation to keep your eyes on the road.
- Don’t speed—Speeding is the top cause of auto accidents in the U.S. Give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination, and always keep an eye out for speed limit signs. Setting cruise control can help you maintain a safe and legal speed for long periods of time.
At Parrish DeVaughn Injury Lawyers, our Oklahoma car accident attorneys know that many crashes occur when traffic volumes are heavier than normal—and holidays are among the busiest times for all road travelers. If you or someone you love was hurt in a crash that was caused by a negligent driver, you may be eligible to receive compensation—and we want to help you maximize your chances of getting it. Call us today for a free consultation.