Traveling for the holidays? Unfortunately, several dangers can exist around this time of the year, and you must be careful on the road. If you plan ahead of time, you can stay as safe as possible. Below, we will detail some ways that you can protect yourself on the road during this time of year.
Pick Your Route
If you know that one road or highway is highly trafficked around this time of year, try to avoid it. If you can, plan to drive a separate route and avoid locations where several more cars are present. It may take you a bit longer, but it can keep you safe when it matters most.
Avoid Driving Late at Night
If you can, avoid driving when it’s late at night. The later it is, the more likely it is you will encounter a fatigued driver. Late-night driving also leaves you vulnerable to drunk driving accidents, negligence, and potentially dangerous drivers. You may also be tired if you’re driving late at night, and you may suffer a severe crash because of it.
Check the Weather
Be sure to check the weather before you leave. If you are set to travel in inclement weather, it may help to postpone your travel plans when possible. You can time when you leave and start to drive based on the weather conditions to avoid a potentially severe crash.
Know What to Look For
Always know what to look for to identify negligence. If you notice a driver swerving, slowing down and speeding up erratically, or braking out of nowhere, it could mean they are doing something they shouldn’t. Pay close attention to other drivers and stay clear of anyone who may cause you harm.
At The Gatti Law Firm, we are here to help you pursue compensation. Our Oregon car accident lawyers work to help you understand your rights. Our goal is to pursue maximum compensation when you need it most, providing you with high-quality counsel during one of the most challenging times of your life.