Holiday traffic can be a hassle to say the least. You may be caught in the long holding patterns created by backed up lanes of travelers. Worse yet, increased congestion also increases the chances of a car accident.
If you’re going to be on the road this Thanksgiving, the Nashville car accident lawyers at Ponce Law say you should be prepared for heavier traffic than usual. In fact, more travelers will be on the road this Thanksgiving than in years past.
WKRN 2 News says the AAA Foundation has estimated 46.9 million Americans will take to the road over the next several days. This is an increase from last year’s travel estimate, and it wasn’t the only statistic that was expected to rise. The National Safety Council announced they believe 433 motorists will die and another 52,300 will be seriously injured in motor vehicle collisions this Thanksgiving holiday, which is also an increase from last year’s estimate.
To help you avoid an accident this Thanksgiving, we’d like to offer these six suggestions:
- Have all vehicle maintenance performed before leaving
- Get plenty of rest
- Eliminate distractions
- Buckle up
- Slow down
- Don’t drink and drive
At Ponce Law, we’re aware that not all accidents can be avoided, especially when a crash is the fault of another driver. That’s why we would also encourage you to check out our website to learn more about what to do after an auto accident. Doing so could give you the insight you need to handle certain situations in the event a crash does happen.