Eight Ways to Travel Safely for Thanksgiving Day

Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Nov 24, 2015 in Local

Holiday TrafficAs Thanksgiving Day approaches, you will likely be one of the 46.9 million Americans who plan on traveling for the holiday.

In fact, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the most traveled day of the year in the United States.

With increased traffic on roadways, avoiding a car accident and staying safe is of utmost importance this holiday season.

Therefore, here are eight Thanksgiving Day travel tips to help you arrive at your destination safely.

Leave later With most people traveling the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, try traveling on Tuesday, or even on Thanksgiving Day, if possible. If you must hit the road on Wednesday, do so before 2:00p.m. or after 7:00p.m. to avoid the midday rush.

Rest up To help you stay awake and alert during your trip, be sure to get a good nights sleep the night before you plan on leaving.

Be in the know Using a GPS system can help you stay on track and assist you in finding gas stations and eating establishments. Additionally, a GPS can provide you with traffic alerts regarding highway congestion and accidents.

Make stops If you are driving alone, stop frequently to eat and rest. Better yet, travel with a companion if possible, and be sure to take turns driving.

Practice patience Leave early so congestion and alternate routes do not significantly impede your progress. If you are delayed, know you are not alone.

Leave distractions alone Never use your cell phone while driving. If you must make a call or send a text, pull off the road or do so when you stop to rest.

Track weather conditions Stay aware of changing weather conditions and reduce your speed when traveling in icy or rainy weather.

If you have been the unfortunate victim of a holiday travel car accident, contact the experienced car accident lawyers at Phillips Law Group today.

Call or text 1-800-706-3000 or fill out our FREE Case Evaluation Form above.

 

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