Thanksgiving is almost here! And if you’re like most Americans, you’re gearing up for a holiday weekend trip to visit family and friends and share a great meal.
The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest travel periods of the year. An estimated 51 million Americans will be traveling to go see family and friends throughout the Thanksgiving weekend. Many will be traveling on planes, trains and cars to get to their destination this year.
People throughout Pasco County will be anxious to arrive to their destinations on time. Whether you choose to take an airplane or drive to your destination, be patient when traveling and expect delays to occur.
Please keep these safety tips in mind over the holiday weekend:
- Give Yourself Time – Don’t rush yourself. Make sure to leave early in order to give yourself extra time in case a delay does happen. This is also a great way to avoid holiday traffic and frustration.
- Drive Defensively – You will see an influx of drivers on the roadways, so be alert and drive defensively. Stay off your cell phone and give yourself enough room to brake.
- Avoid Distractions – We cannot stress this enough. Put your phone away while driving! Your phone can be a distraction when driving, so stow it away so that you arrive to your destination safely.
- Never Drink & Drive – If you plan to drink, then make alternate plans for getting home safe! Designate a sober driver, utilize the multiple car services available or use public transportation, you have plenty of options.
If you do find yourself involved in a Thanksgiving auto accident, our Pasco County Auto Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton are available 24/7 to assist with your injury claim. As always, seek medical attention first and then call us to see how we can move forward with your personal injury suit. Call us at 727-847-2299 for a free consultation or contact us online.