With the busiest day of travel, November 27th, quickly approaching, AAA predicts many Americans will be celebrating their holiday weekend 50 miles or more away from home. Last year was a peak year since the recession began with 44 million people traveling. Although AAA believes this number will decrease this year to 43.4 million people traveling, 90 percent of travel will be by automobile.
One of the deadliest weeks for traffic crashes is during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The number of car accidents increases due to the large volume of traffic on the roads, drivers traveling on unfamiliar roads, late night driving and driving after enjoying holiday spirits. Many would assume most drunk driving accidents happen on New Year’s Eve, but the largest number of drunk driving fatalities happen during Thanksgiving. The auto accident lawyers in Philadelphia at Geoffrey B. Gompers & Associates have some recommendations to keep families safe as they embark on their holiday travels.
Designating a driver who will refrain from drinking is always a safe practice. Be sure to check that your vehicle is in good working order and that you have a full tank of gas. Drivers and passengers should always buckle up. Drivers should be well rested and stay alert, making frequent stops during long trips and rotating drivers if necessary. Avoid distracted driving, especially cell phone use, and observe speed limits. Use caution in work zones and be respectful of other drivers on the road.
The Car Accident Lawyers in Philadelphia at Geoffrey B. Gompers & Associates Represent Victims Injured in Holiday Traffic Accidents
Taking precautions as you set out on your holiday travels will minimize the chance of being involved in a car accident but even the most careful drivers can still find themselves having an auto accident. Should you unfortunately be involved in a motor vehicle accident this Thanksgiving, call the car accident lawyers at Geoffrey B. Gompers & Associates. We have offices in both Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Voorhees, New Jersey and represent victims injured in car crashes in both states. Call our law offices at 215-567-6600 for a free consultation or submit an online contact form.