With just a little over a week until the end of the year, are you looking for a few final gifts for loved ones and friends in Homestead and Florida? If you have friends who drive, you can use your presents to give them the gift of safety all year long.
We have a few suggestions to take care of those final items on your to-do list:
- A car safety kit. You can buy these ready-made or you can make your own by buying a box and filling it with a basic toolkit, a first-aid kit, a manual, a blanket, water, power bars, and a flashlight.
- A rear-vision camera. Roll-over backover accidents in Homestead and across the country occur when children or individuals are behind a car, in a driver’s blind spot. Backover accidents disproportionately affect children, since children may play around a car in a driveway and not realize the danger or know that they are invisible to the driver. These accidents are preventable with a rear-vision camera, which can be installed on almost any car. Modern models have GPS and other features which can help drivers in your life get around safely.
- Driving lessons. Do you have a young driver on your holiday gift list? If so, additional driving lessons can help them stay safer. For drivers who have had their license a few years, you can improve their driving even more by giving them the gift of defensive driving lessons with a professional instructor or even racing lessons on a professional track—both will improve driving skills and response times. Do you have someone on your holiday list who is moving out of state? Winter driving lessons are a great gift and can really go a long way to helping a Floridian who might have to drive in snow.
- Gift certificates to a good mechanic. Taking the car to a mechanic can mean a big bill, which is why some drivers put it off until they have no choice. Unfortunately, driving around with a car that’s not in great shape can mean the vehicle does not respond as expected, which can be dangerous on the roads. Some body shops offer gift certificates, which can be a great gift, especially for college students and new drivers, who may be driving older cars.
A little creativity is all it takes to help you make driving safer for everyone on your holiday list.
The entire team at Flaxman Law Group would like to wish you and your loved ones a safe and wonderful holiday season and new year. If you need any legal advice or representation following a car accident over the holidays or at any point in 2019, you can always call Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) to schedule a free consultation with a Homestead car accident attorney.