During the winter holidays, traffic volume is much higher than normal as families hit the road to visit friends and relatives. AAA estimates that nearly 95 million Americans will travel the roads during the holidays.
This high volume of drivers, combined with the multitude of festivities and potential distractions, increases the odds of being involved in a car accident caused by a drunk or distracted driver. The National Safety Council estimates that almost 30,000 Americans will be seriously injured in auto accidents during the holiday season.
The holidays are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and reconnect with friends and loved ones, but please be extra cautious while traveling the roads this holiday season:
- Drive Defensively: Drive the posted speed limit and do not tailgate other vehicles. Accidents caused by drunk drivers happen without warning, so keep a safe distance between your car and other vehicles on the road at all times. Also, keep an eye out for distracted drivers.
- Don’t Drive Distracted: Distracted driving reduces your field of vision because it takes not just your hands and eyes off the road, but also your mind. Stay alert.
- Plan Ahead: Put your cell phone in your bag, in your backseat, or give it to a passenger. If you are planning on consuming alcohol at a Holiday party or any other seasonal event, have a plan to get home safely. Plan a ride home from a designated driver, or call a taxi or car service in advance. Don’t leave this detail to the last minute!
- NEVER Drink and Drive: Do not get behind the wheel to drive if you have had any alcoholic drinks. Drinking and driving endangers not only your life, but the lives of others. If you will be drinking, designate a driver, call a cab, or make other arrangements.
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