Thanksgiving is one of the deadliest days for drivers. Statistics show that there is an average of 258 fatal accidents every year during this family holiday.
Our Hernando County Auto Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton have compiled a list of tips to help you avoid a driving tragedy on Thanksgiving:
- Don’t Drive Drunk: If you plan on drinking, ask a sober friend or family member for a ride. You can even use a taxi or ridesharing service like Uber or Lyft. Drunk driving is particularly more common the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, which is called “Black Wednesday,” so whatever you do, never drink and drive.
- Drive during the day: Most tragic accidents happen in the evening, so try to drive during the day instead. This will make it easier to see the road and other vehicles.
- Have an emergency kit on hand: Your car should be stocked with an emergency kit that includes items like safety triangles or squares. If your car breaks down or you are involved in an accident, having an emergency kit can be a major lifesaver and even help other drivers see you if you cannot move your car from the road.
- Fly instead of drive: A road trip might sound like fun, but the more people on the road means the greater the chance of an accident. If you can afford it, skip the long road trip and buy a plane ticket or take a train.