If you plan to travel this week, be especially cautious on the road to prevent car accidents. This year is the fourth year in a row with increased Thanksgiving travel, according to AAA. The organization says 43.6 million Americans are expected to travel for the holiday, an increase of 0.7 percent from last year. The 43.6 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more from their homes.
Between Wednesday and the Sunday after Thanksgiving, you can expect busy roads, which will probably be busier than the airports. AAA says 90 percent of the nearly 44 million travelers will journey by automobile, and travel by plane is expected to drop by 1.7 percent compared to last year.
If you plan to travel by auto this week, here are some tips to keep you, your passengers and other drivers safe by preventing auto accidents:
- Do not drink and drive. If you have had alcoholic drinks, do not get behind the wheel.
- Minimize distractions. Do not eat, use your phone or get caught up in a conversation while you are driving.
- Make sure your vehicle is in proper working order before travel. Check your tire tread and pressure, your windshield wipers, and make sure all of your lights and signals are functioning.
Our entire team at the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz wish all Floridians and Americans across the country a happy and safe Thanksgiving.
If you live in Orlando, Florida and have been in a car accident that was not your fault, please contact the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., to schedule a consultation.