Thanksgiving week is one of the most heavily-traveled weeks of the year, according to the federal U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). More people travel more miles on the days surrounding Thanksgiving than nearly any other holiday. For this reason, it’s important to keep travel safety tips in mind when hitting the road during the Thanksgiving holidays.
Keep the weather conditions in mind when you drive. If the weather or roadway is icy, snowy, foggy, or rainy, slow down and drive more carefully, keeping a larger distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. Checking the weather forecast and road conditions before you leave can help you plan for the road. Avoid using cruise control unless the roadway is clear and dry, since using cruise control on wet or icy roads can make it easier to lose control of the vehicle.
Avoid distracted driving. Set your cell phone to “silent”, or have a passenger answer it for you if it rings. Passengers can also help you read maps or directions. If you feel tired, pull over or have another licensed driver take over. Never drive after drinking or allow others to drive if they have been drinking.
Careful driving can help prevent serious accidents, but it can’t eliminate all the risks of hitting the road. If you or someone you love has been injured in a crash, the experienced Southfield auto accident lawyers at Lipton Law can help you navigate the Michigan no-fault insurance process or seek any additional forms of compensation to which you may be entitled. For a free and confidential consultation, call us today at (248) 557-1688.