With the holiday season in full effect, there is bound to be an influx
of more vehicles on the road. Not only that, but people are often in more
of a hurry to get to their destination, whether that be shopping, holiday
parties, or family gatherings.
It is important to keep in mind several safety tips before you hit the
road, including the following:
Be aware of your surroundings and stay alert. Keep distractions to a minimum by putting your phone away and remaining
focused on the road in front of you. If you have other passengers in the
car, allow them to be the ones to change the radio, provide you with directions
or locate anything you need while driving.
Before longer trips, check your car for any routine maintenance. Be sure that you are not overdue for an oil change, that your tire pressure
is fine and that you do not need new windshield wipers.
Always be prepared in case of emergencies. Keep a flashlight, emergency first-aid kit, jumper cables, gloves, rags,
blankets, snacks, water and a cellphone charger in your car at all times.
You never know when an accident may occur or when you might break down.
You want to have the supplies necessary to fix the problem or hold you
over until help arrives.
If and when an accident should occur, always get your vehicle to a safe place. As long as you are not hurt, move your car to the right shoulder and out
of traffic. Call 911 for more serious collisions and do not stand in the
way of traffic while you wait for emergency responders. If you are injured,
call 911, get any witness’ names, and take pictures of any injuries
and property damage. After you are stabilized call our
Ft. Lauderdale Injury attorneys for your
Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A., we understand that accidents happen despite our best efforts to stay
safe. If you or your loved one has been injured due to a negligent or
reckless driver, do not hesitate to get in touch with our Fort Lauderdale
car accident attorneys. With
over 160 years of combined experience and a history of success
obtaining millions of dollars for our clients, call us for a free consultation of your case today.