Increased Travel Expected for Thanksgiving
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Nov 21, 2016 in Auto Accidents
As Thanksgiving approaches, more Arizonans will be traveling than last year for the holiday, according to AAA. With additional traffic on the roads, more caution is necessary to prevent auto accidents.
Approximately 19 million Americans will be hitting the road and taking to the skies from November 25 through Sunday November 29. This anticipated increase is attributed to an improved economy, lower gas prices, higher rates of spending and a boost in consumer confidence.
In Arizona, 1.5 million residents will drive to their Thanksgiving destinations, a nine percent increase from 2015. More than 345,000 Arizonans are flying this year, representing a six percent drop from 2015.
Driving is the most popular transportation method this year for Thanksgiving. AAA anticipates rescuing 370,000 motorists that will experience dead batteries, flat tires and being locked out of their vehicles.
Safety Tips Before Leaving on Your Trip
The following are safety tips you should follow to prevent motor vehicle accidents:
- Do not drive while impaired by drugs or alcohol
- Do not drive if you are fatigued
- Ensure you have enough time to get to your destination safely
- Find out the conditions of the road beforehand
- Get enough sleep prior to driving and schedule rest stops while driving long distance
- Do not engage in distracted driving like eating, drinking, using a cell phone or interacting with other passengers while behind the wheel
The Phillips Law Group wishes you and your family a happy and safe Thanksgiving.
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