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Ways to Stay Safe on the Roads This Holiday Season

Ways to Stay Safe on the Roads This Holiday Season

A sudden car accident can quickly ruin a person’s holiday season. As snow begins to pile up on the roads, a person’s risk of being involved in a car accident can increase by a large margin. For this reason, it is crucial that each driver take steps to maintain safety of themselves, their family, and others on the road. My firm has created a short list of tips that can help you stay safe this holiday season and reduce your chances of being involved in a crash.

Get Maintenance Done On Your Vehicle

If your windshield wipers or tires are worn down, it is crucial that you have them replaced. Worn tires can cause you to lose traction on the road and spin out, while old windshield wipers can lead to decreased visibility. Not sure if your tires are worn? Stick a penny in between the treads. If you can see Lincoln’s head, it’s time to replace.

Keep Your Distance Between the Vehicle in Front of You

Avoid rear-end accidents by maintaining a safe distance between you and the car in front of you. As a general rule, it is recommended that you maintain a distance of at least a few car lengths between you and the vehicle in front of you, with this distance increasing at higher speeds. If the car in front of you suddenly brakes and you are too close behind, you could be involved in a nasty collision.

Eliminate Distractions

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States. Texting, playing with a navigation system, or listening to loud music can take a driver’s attention away from the road and onto a secondary task, causing them to lose their situational awareness and be more prone to causing an accident. If you are driving this holiday season, put away all electronic devices while driving and keep your focus solely on driving.

Do Not Drive Faster than Suggested

Speeding in snowy weather is one of the easiest ways to get into an accident. If your car hits a particularly slick patch of road at high speeds, you could lose control of your vehicle and strike nearby objects, vehicles, and pedestrians. Since posted speed limits to not take inclement weather into account, it is wise to drive below the posted speed limit to ensure you maintain control in icy conditions.

Injured? Contact the Law Offices of K. Douglas Cook

While these tips can help you reduce your chances of an accident, we all know that life can be unpredictable. If you should be injured in a car accident this holiday season, I, Attorney K. Douglas Cook, can represent your interests and help you pursue the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Having served as an Atlanta personal injury lawyer for more than 20 years, I am equipped with the experience and skills you need to maximize your chances of securing a desirable outcome for your situation.

Call my office today at (678) 974-0432 to schedule a free case evaluation!


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