While travelling to visit loved ones is a special part of the holidays, stress and weather can make driving especially dangerous. Keeping calm, taking precautions, and planning ahead make this time a lot safer on the roads.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (PRWEB) January 09, 2018
As winter travel drives more motorists onto the roads in more dangerous weather conditions, the offices of Attorney Big Al call for calm and caution this holiday season to prevent accidents.
Attorney Big Al commented, “While travelling to visit loved ones is a special part of the holidays, stress and weather can make driving especially dangerous. Keeping calm, taking precautions, and planning ahead make this time a lot safer on the roads.”
The Big Al locations all suggest planning ahead for common winter hazards such as black ice and snowy conditions that make driving more dangerous. Planning your route before you leave means you can have a better expectation of where the dangers may lie. Highways are more at risk for black ice, for example, and back roads are more prone to being snowed in.
Always drive the speed limit to decrease the chance of spinning out, and whenever possible drive in the tracks of the car ahead of you to give your tires maximum adherence to the road. If driving in heavy snow, use your hazards to increase your visibility to cars around you.
Furthermore, holiday season driving can ramp up tempers. Extra baggage, increased expense, and long car rides can rile people up, prompting careless driving and even road rage. Take steps to reduce stress in your holiday ride by stopping for breaks, eating regularly, and packing as lightly as possible. Holiday presents should be safely secured in the back of the car, and all passengers should be securely buckled.
Remember to drive defensively, as incidents of drunk driving increase dramatically around Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Give yourself plenty of room to brake by increasing your following distance enough to react to unpredictable drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
This year, plan ahead and keep calm during the holiday driving season to ensure everyone has a safe and pleasant ride to their destination.