The holiday season brings many things to the homes of families and friends, and is a time cherished by all. However with the bustle of making flights and getting to places on time, the easy task of visiting loved ones can be strenuous. As many people take to the streets and air, it’s important to remember that accidents can happen with all of the bustle occurring, and there are ways to prevent and avoid it from happening.
Keep your eyes on the road at all times. Distracted driving accounts for more than 1,000 accidents per day. This can be attributed to taking your eyes off the road, or the concept of driving altogether. Make sure you stay alert at all times.
Under the influence is bad. We know holiday parties bring out great feeling among many, but it’s important to not go past your limit. One drink shouldn’t hurt, but if you’re thinking about indulging in anything else, it’s best to let someone else drive, or wait a while before getting behind the wheel.
Avoid driving tired. Making it to your destination quickly is important, but it’s important to make it their safely as well. If you need a few minutes to sleep and energize, pulling over for twenty minutes is much safer than risking it. This applies to any situation, where breaks should be happening frequently anyway. Make sure you’re stopping to move around every 2-3 hours.
Leave windows visible. We understand packing everything into the car to make it fit sometimes happens, but make sure you can see out of the back window, and your blind spots. These are the crucial points in which you need to be able to see where you are going at all times.
If you or anyone you know has been involved in an accident and requires legal action, make sure they’re properly represented. Founded in 2000, Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti, LLP brings together a group of highly qualified attorneys focused on serving the legal needs of individuals, businesses and municipalities throughout New York, Connecticut and the surrounding areas. For appellate cases, we have a number of attorneys that specialize in the specific fields you may be looking for.