The Holiday Season provides a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and reconnect with friends, family, and loved ones. However, drivers should remember to be especially cautious on the roads over the holidays. AAA estimates that during the holidays, nearly 95 million Americans will travel the roads to visit friends and family.
This high volume of traffic, combined with celebrations, office parties, and family gatherings, increases the risk of being involved in a car accident involving a drunk driver. The National Safety Council estimates that almost 30,000 Americans will be seriously injured in auto accidents during the end-of-year holiday travel period.
These trends are disturbing, so please drive safely and be careful on the road this Holiday season:
- Drive Defensively: Drive the posted speed limit, keep a safe distance between your car and other vehicles on the road, and do not take unnecessary risks. Accidents caused by drunk drivers happen without warning, so be cautious and leave yourself plenty of time to arrive at your destination.
- Plan Ahead: If you are planning on attending a holiday party that will be serving alcohol, be sure you have a safe way to get home prior to going out. Assign a designated driver for the evening, or call a taxi or car service in advance. Don’t leave this detail to the last minute!
- NEVER Drink and Drive: DO NOT get behind the wheel of a car if you have consumed any alcohol. Drinking and driving endanger not only your life but the lives of every other motorist. If you will be drinking, designate a driver, call a cab, or make other arrangements.
If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident that was not your fault, call Graves McLain right away at 918-359-6600. When you call, you will speak with an experienced Tulsa, Oklahoma Car Accident lawyer absolutely FREE. Our dedicated attorneys will investigate every detail of your accident and fight hard to make sure your rights are protected.
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