Plan Ahead For A Safe Road Trip This Thanksgiving

Plan Ahead For A Safe Road Trip This Thanksgiving

As many as half of all U.S. residents decide to travel on the long Thanksgiving weekend, and the vast majority travel by car. All this extra traffic creates an extra risk of death or serious injury on the road. You can help protect yourself and your loved ones this Thanksgiving by using some or all of the following safety tips:

  • Travel during non-peak times, if possible. Leaving on the Tuesday or Wednesday before Thanksgiving and coming home on the Monday after helps you avoid the busiest travel times.
  • Keeping your lights on as you drive can make you easier for other vehicles to see. In bad weather, always double-check to ensure your lights are on.
  • Get enough sleep before you drive. Seven to nine hours is a full night’s rest for most adults.
  • If you’re sick, tired from lack of sleep, or taking prescription or over-the-counter medications that make you sleepy, consider having someone else do the driving. Even if you feel well-rested and alert, another licensed driver can help you navigate and take over the driving if you need a break.
  • Protect yourself and others by driving only if you are sober. Never drink and drive.

At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our hardworking Sunnyvale car crash lawyers can help you and your family get the compensation you need after an accident, whether by tackling insurance settlement negotiations or fighting to hold negligent parties accountable in court. For a free and confidential case evaluation, call us today at (800) 900-0863.

Categories: