Several people will travel for the holidays, just as they do every year. If you’re one of them and you intend on driving to your destination, it’s crucial to recognize the ways you can stay as safe as possible. Unfortunately, the steps you take cannot guarantee you’ll prevent an accident because of another person’s negligence, but you can do things on your side that help.
Know Which Route You’re Going to Travel
You know the area, and you should know how to get where you’re going. As such, you know which roads and highways are most congested. Be sure to plan your routes accordingly. It may take you longer to get where you need to go, but if you can avoid traffic and highways where accidents commonly occur, it can protect you and your family.
Avoid Driving Late At Night
Driving late at night means you may be tired. Even worse, you may encounter other drivers who are weary. Unfortunately, fatigue can have similar effects as intoxication, so tired driving is often just as dangerous as drunk driving. If you can, drive during the day and make sure you have had enough sleep the night before.
Keep Any Random Rain In Mind
Make sure you check the weather forecast to determine if rain is set to fall when you’re traveling. The holidays fall in some of the driest months in Florida, but random rain can cause a bit of chaos. Drivers may lose control of their vehicle easily whenever it rains out of nowhere, and if they don’t maintain their vehicles, it can cause a significant crash.
As safe as you may be, you cannot always prevent someone else’s negligence. If someone else causes you harm, our Florida car accident lawyers at Zimmerman & Frachtman, P.A. will be there to help you. Trust in our team to be your voice and work on your behalf to hold negligent parties accountable.