Thanksgiving Travel Forecast
Posted on behalf of Lynch Law Firm on Nov 23, 2016 in Car Accidents News
As Thanksgiving approaches this year, AAA anticipates that 48.7 million Americans will travel 50 or more miles to their Thanksgiving destinations to celebrate the holiday with loved ones.
Along with the increase in the number of Americans hitting the road, a rise in motor vehicle accidents is expected since driving is the most popular type of travel for Thanksgiving.
With gas prices the second lowest in almost 10 years, a better economy and daily car rental rates lower than Thanksgiving in 2015, one million more Americans this year will ensure they spend the holiday with family and friends, traveling to do so.
AAA is expecting to rescue thousands of stranded motorists this year due to flat tires, dead batteries and people getting locked out of their vehicles. However, there are ways you can have a safer holiday drive.
The following are tips for staying safer on the roads this Thanksgiving weekend:
- Plan ahead – Check the weather prior to heading out and alter travel plans around potential storms.
- Get enough rest – Minimize fatigue while driving by getting plenty of sleep before your trip. Alternate driving with another driver and utilize rest stops when traveling long distances.
- Obey the road rules – Be on the lookout for road signs and watch for pedestrians. In rural areas, pay attention to wildlife that could be crossing the road at dawn and dusk.
- Clean your vehicle – Ensure your windows, headlights, taillights and signal lights are clean so your vehicle may be seen well when visibility is diminished at night or during a storm.
- Car troubles – If you experience any vehicle difficulties, pull off the road as far as possible and wait for roadside assistance.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, our car accident attorneys can pursue maximized compensation to cover lost income, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. We offer a complimentary, no obligation claim consultation to inform you of your legal options after your accident. Call (800) 518-0508 today.
From our team to you, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
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