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 FREE CONSULTATION.
At 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 240 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.