Hupy and Abraham wishes you a happy Memorial Day!
According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), a total of 41.5 million travelers are expected to take a trip this Memorial Day weekend, reflecting an increase of 5% from last year. And according to statistics maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Memorial Day weekend is consistently one of six dates per year in which the number of total automobile occupant fatalities is the highest. With the increase in cars filled with families traveling over the holiday weekend, it’s more important than ever to drive safely.
The personal injury attorneys at Hupy and Abraham offer the following travel safety tips to help ensure you and your family arrive safely at your holiday activities.
Be sure to check over your vehicle before driving long distances. Check that all lights are working and tires are not low. It is also important to keep up with routine maintenance such as oil changes to ensure your vehicle is ready to travel long distances.
Remain rested and alert
During long trips, it is important to rotate drivers. If you’re too tired to drive, stop and get some rest or have someone switch with you. Driving while drowsy is often just as dangerous as driving while intoxicated.
Avoid distractions such as texting or talking on the phone. Observe speed limits and traffic signs in unfamiliar areas. Keep the gas tank full, especially if driving in unfamiliar areas.
Always plan your route before driving to an unfamiliar area. This allows you to be informed about construction zones and avoid getting stuck in high traffic areas without having to rush to get to your destination. It is safer for everyone in your vehicle and the vehicles around you, if you are not in a rush to get to your destination.
Designate a sober driver
If you are heading somewhere that alcohol is going to be present, designate a driver who won’t drink. It is also important to be aware of the behaviors of other drivers on the road who may be intoxicated. When you are aware of your surroundings, it is easier to drive defensively if needed.
Have you been injured in a Memorial Day accident?
Hupy and Abraham hopes that you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. But, if for any reason, you or a loved one are injured in a Memorial Day accident due to someone else’s negligence, please contact us today. Call 800-800-5678 or start a live chat with us right now, at hupy.com.