Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and nearly 50 million Americans will head out on the open road before sitting down with their families to enjoy a feast. Before the festivities begin, travel can put drivers in danger, which can turn potentially happy holidays into dark ones. There is an increased risk of car accidents in New Jersey and neighboring states during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, with the Wednesday before the holiday and the Sunday after being the most heavily traveled. Our Bridgeton personal injury lawyers want you to play it safe and provide the following safety tips.
Cars are the most popular methods of transportation this upcoming holiday weekend, and AAA expects to aid nearly 400,000 motorists before November ceases. To avoid being involved in a car accident, there are things you can do to keep yourself and your family safe while traveling on congested roads.
Make sure to get plenty of rest before you travel. Drowsy driving car accidents can be quite common when a driver nods off at the wheel. Getting the right amount of sleep will keep you awake and alert as you drive. Also, make sure everyone in the car uses their seatbelts while the car is in motion. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over half of America's car accident victims are unrestrained at the time of impact, showing that a seatbelt can potentially save your life. Make sure your headlights and taillights are clean to ensure visibility at night, and consider making stops during your trip to stretch out before hitting the streets again.
Prepare your route ahead of time. Distracted driving, including using a cell phone and GPS to access directions, too often results in deadly collisions. Moreover, ensure to designate a driver if your celebrations include alcohol. Sadly, drunk driving car accidents increase during the holiday season. Remember that no amount of alcohol or level of impairment is safe when getting behind the wheel.
At Rone & Kowalski, we send out our best wishes to all for an enjoyable and safe Thanksgiving holiday.
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If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, having skilled legal representation is critical. At Rone & Kowalski, LLC, our Bridgeton personal injury lawyers have the skills and experience to fight for compensation for victims injured in car accidents in New Jersey. Call us today at 609-476-4044 x 203 or contact us online, to discuss your rights as an injured motorist. We serve residents throughout South Jersey including the towns of Bridgeton, Buena Vista, Millville, Maurice River Township, Greenwich Township, Upper Deerfield Township, Stow Creek Township, and Cumberland County.