With the holidays approaching and many people traveling, it’s essential to know how to stay safe on the road. Unfortunately, countless individuals are negligent on the road, and the chances of crashes arising around the holidays increase significantly.
Before you take to the road this holiday season, make sure you’re considering the various ways you can stay safe. Our team offers four things that you can do to help prepare for traveling this holiday and avoid significant harm.
Check for Weather Conditions
Check weather conditions before you leave. If you know that you’re uncomfortable driving in rain or snow, or you know that other drivers are more negligent, it may be a good idea to delay your travels a bit. Wait for the terrible weather to subside before getting behind the wheel.
Plan Your Route
Has your route been planned ahead of time? If you have a good idea of highways where there’s more traffic or dangers, consider planning your route away from them. While you may want to save time or travel less, planning a route out of your way could mean staying safe.
Know When Traffic Peaks
Accidents tend to increase in two different periods. One of those time periods is peak traffic hours when individuals are going to or getting out of work. The more people there are on the road, the more risk there is of severe crashes because of negligence, such as distractions, speeding, and more. Try to travel at times when there are not many vehicles on the road.
Stay Off the Road Late at Night
Late at night is the other dangerous time on the road. Drivers are more likely to be intoxicated or fatigued during these hours. If you can avoid driving late at night, you could potentially prevent an accident.
Our North Dakota car accident lawyers at Pringle & Herigstad, P.C. are here to help you through some of the most complex matters you may encounter. Let us be your voice to pursue compensation for the damages you have sustained.