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Taking a Road trip this Thanksgiving? Know this before you travel.
Every year, starting at 6:00 p.m., the evening before Thanksgiving Day, millions of Americans travel long distances for the holiday. Nearly 90% of these travelers will drive to and from their Thanksgiving destination via automobile.
What most people don’t know is that the Thanksgiving holiday is consistently the most dangerous time to be on the road in the U.S. Every year, the Thanksgiving holiday produces nearly 50,000 auto accidents and 400 to 500 fatalities.
Of these accidents, over 40% will be caused by driving under the influence (DUI). Additionally, 60% of the injuries and fatalities will be caused from passengers failing to wear a seat belt.
These tips will help you stay safe while traveling during Thanksgiving:
- Check your tires, gas, oil and other fluids before starting your trip.
- Make sure “everyone” is wearing their seatbelt or is in a child safety seat.
- Pay close attention to other drivers and your surroundings.
- Don’t use your cell phone while driving, even hands free.
- Observe and obey the posted speed limits and be patient.
- Don’t drink and drive. If you are drinking, have an alcohol free designated driver or call for a cab.
If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a car accident, the car accident lawyers of Lutz, Bobo & Telfair, P.A. may be able to help. Our law firm offers no cost initial consultations. We also handle all personal injury cases on a contingency basis. This means you owe absolutely no attorney’s fees unless we settle your case or win a favorable judgment in court.
For a no cost initial consultation to review your case, call us today at 877-951-1800 or fil lout our contact form. We’re waiting to help YOU