The Ticktin Law Group wishes you a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend. This weekend is the time that marks the beginning of summer - with cookouts, parties, celebrations, and get-togethers. There will be a lot of traffic for drivers on the roads. Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest traffic weekends of the year. That potentially means there is more room for error and traffic accidents. Therefore, it is especially important for you to drive safe and keep in mind the following driver safety tips.
Of course it’s important to drive safe at any time of the year, but especially for this weekend with the high volume of traffic on the roads. Driver safety tips include:
Before taking your Memorial Day weekend road trip, you should check to make sure your tires are in good condition and have enough air. You should also double check to see that your spare tire is in good condition.
It’s important to avoid texting and driving at all times. That’s because distracted drivers are responsible for almost as many accidents as driving under the influence. You should pull over if you need to use your cell phone - or have one of your passengers navigate, text, or make a call for you.
It’s not fun to be stressed out because you feel you’re going to be late getting somewhere. So, because you know there will be heavy traffic on the roads this weekend, give yourself extra time for travel. That way, you won’t feel frustrated or stressed - and you’ll avoid the temptation to speed.
You and your passengers should wear your seatbelts at all times. Young children should ride in age-appropriate car seats, and all children 12 and under should sit in the back seat.
There will be alcohol at most of the Memorial Day gatherings this weekend. So, it’s important to have a designated driver or a non-drinking adult as the driver. You can also opt to take a car transportation system - like a cab, Uber, or Lyft. Even drinking a small amount of alcohol can result in impairment.
If you’re tired, you are putting yourself and your passengers at risk. Driver fatigue is responsible for many car crashes. That’s why it’s important to take regular breaks on the road.
Have an emergency kit with you just in case. A basic emergency kit includes jumper cables, a flashlight, and a first-aid kit.
If you you are injured in a car accident, contact The Ticktin Law Group. We handle all Personal Injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning you don’t pay us anything unless, and until, we recover money for you. Get started by scheduling a free consultation to help you determine if you have a Personal Injury case. During the evaluation, an experienced Personal Injury attorney will go over the particulars of your claim and provide you with a much better idea of the steps to take. For a free consultation, call (561) 232-2222 or complete the contact form here.