Thanksgiving is a time in which more drivers take to the roads to return home to mom and dad, visit grandma and grandpa, or celebrate with the extended family at another relative’s house. In fact, Thanksgiving is the most traveled holiday period of the year. With that said, it is also the busiest weekend for car accidents in Georgia and throughout this nation.
While it is a time to be thankful, it is also a time to remember the following:
- Get plenty of sleep before driving
- Check to make sure your car’s headlights, taillights, and brake lights are working properly
- Inspect your tires to make sure there is enough tread
- Don’t speed
- Drive slower if wet or wintery conditions are present
- Keep a safe following distance from the vehicle in front of you
- Follow the road rules
- Don’t drive distracted or use your cell phone while driving
- Don’t drive after drinking
- Keep an emergency kit in your vehicle
- Make sure everyone is buckled in
- Wear weather-appropriate clothing or keep extra jackets, gloves, and hats in case you break down or have to walk to get help
- Check for weather conditions along your route before your leave
As Thanksgiving is approaching, drivers need to give themselves plenty of time to reach their destinations and remember to swap driving duties with a passenger to remain alert. By following the above list of tips, you should stay safe this holiday. However, if a reckless driver causes your injuries in a Georgia car crash, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 today and receive a free consultation with an Atlanta accident injury lawyer.