As the holiday season grows near, more and more people are finalizing their
travel plans and getting ready for family fun. Since the cost of gasoline
has recently decreased and many holiday travelers have grown tired of
purchasing costly airline tickets, driving has become a much more popular
option for reaching one’s holiday destination. Unfortunately, greater
numbers of vehicles on the roads usually means a higher likelihood for
car accidents to occur. If you plan on driving long distance this holiday season, our
firm has some tips that can help keep you safe.
1.Install New Wiper Blades: If you are driving with old windshield wipers that smear water rather than
wipe it away, it is crucial that you replace your wiper blades before
embarking on your holiday vacation. If inclement weather hits while you
are on your journey and you are unable to see, you could easily be involved
in a collision.
2.Check Your Tires: Making sure your tires have the right amount of pressure and sufficient
treads on them can help you maintain traction on the roads and reduce
your risk of losing control. To check your tires’ treads, insert
a penny in between the treads with Lincoln’s head upside down and
facing you. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, it is time
to replace your tires.
3.Watch Your Speed: Speeding is one of the easiest ways to cause an accident. Stay within
the posted limit, especially given adverse weather conditions.
4.Look for Drunk Drivers: Unfortunately, the holiday season has a tendency to bring out a higher
concentration of intoxicated motorists on the roads. Keep an eye out for
any drivers that are swerving or making erratic movements and keep your
distance. If possible, get down a suspected drunk driver’s license
plate and vehicle description and call the police. You could save someone’s life!
5.Don’t Tailgate: Following too closely behind the vehicle in front of you can expose you
to a higher possibility of being involved in a rear-end accident. This
is especially true at high speeds. Keep a distance of at least 2 car lengths
in between your vehicle and others.
Injured in a Car Accident? Call (888) 477-6181
If you are injured in a car accident this holiday season, Attorney B. Trey
Morris of Simmons, Morris & Carrol LLC can represent your interests
and help you fight to secure deserved compensation for your injuries.
Shreveport personal injury lawyers can use our 70+ years of experience to negotiate with involved insurance
companies and help you get through this difficult time as smoothly as possible.
Contact our office online or
request an initial consultation today!