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Staying Safe on the Roads for the Holiday

Staying Safe on the Roads for the Holiday

Holiday parties are in full swing, and there are many people on the road. Not only that, but many of those drivers are drunk, tired, and more. As such, you must recognize the various ways to stay safe whenever you’re driving the roads around the holidays.

Make sure you follow these steps to protect yourself and your family. If you are in an accident, though, you should also know what rights you have to pursue compensation.

1. Plan Your Routes

Before you drive, look at your map application to see how traffic is in the area. If you see crashes or other road closures, you should choose a different path to get where you’re going. Planning allows you to choose safer roads away from many vehicles.

2. Look for Weather

If it’s raining in the area, make sure you know how to drive carefully for the conditions. Also, make sure you maintain your vehicle. Check the tread on your tires and your windshield wipers. You’ll be able to protect yourself from losing control of your vehicle.

3. Stay Away from Highly Populated Areas

The holidays often bring about more drivers on the road. Vehicle congestion increases in some areas with even more traffic, which increases the possibility of a crash. If there is also inclement weather, traffic becomes even more dangerous.

4. Watch for Drunk Drivers

Holiday parties mean drinking, and not everyone is willing to call a rideshare company or taxi. Be sure to identify the potential signs of drunk driving and avoid any drivers you feel have been drinking. You can find some of the most common indications of drunk driving on our previous blog.

Daspit Law Firm is here if you’re in a crash resulting from someone else’s negligence. Trust that our Houston car accident lawyers can help you pursue the compensation and justice you need. We’ll be your voice throughout the entire process.

Call us at (888) 273-1045 today.