The holiday season is a time for family, friends, and fun. Unfortunately, it's also a time when car accidents increase significantly. This is because more people are on the roads, and many are unfamiliar with the area. Following these safe driving tips if you're planning to hit the road this holiday season!
Avoid the Roads During Rush Hours
The holiday season is a busy time of year, so rush hour is even busier. If you can avoid driving during the biggest rush hours (usually 7-9 am and 4-6 pm), that can reduce the chances of an accident.
Maintain Your Vehicle
Make sure to maintain your vehicle regularly, including checking oil levels, tire pressure, brakes, and other important elements. A well-maintained car is less likely to have a breakdown or issue on the road, reducing the chances of an accident.
Even if you're an experienced driver, it's important to drive defensively during the holiday season – this means staying alert for drivers who may not be as familiar with the roads, anticipating their actions, and being prepared to react. Defensive driving can help reduce the chances of an accident.
Be Mindful of Pedestrians
The holiday season also means more pedestrians on the road – shoppers, people out for a walk, children playing in the street – so it's essential to be mindful of them when you're behind the wheel.
Follow the Rules of the Road
Make sure you're following all of the rules of the road. That includes staying in your lane, obeying speed limits, and signaling when you turn or switch lanes. Not only will this help keep you safe on the roads, but it could also save you from a ticket!
Stay Alert and Sober
Finally, staying alert is necessary when driving, and taking frequent breaks to avoid fatigue. Drowsy driving can lead to accidents, so please ensure you're well-rested before getting behind the wheel. Also, please don't drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Los Angeles personal injury team can help if you've been in an accident, but it is best to try and prevent one from occurring in the first place.
Following the tips above, you'll be better prepared for the road this holiday season. Stay safe, and enjoy the holidays!
Contact Ayala, Morgan & Buzzard If You Are in a Car Accident
The Los Angeles personal injury team at Ayala, Morgan & Buzzard, wants everyone to stay safe on the roads this holiday season. However, If you are in a car accident this holiday season, contact our experienced team. Our California attorneys will fight for your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve.
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