Unfortunately, road accidents are very common during the holidays. More festivities can mean an increase in drunk driving. Holiday travel plans and shopping can also increase the number of drivers on the road, which can create traffic jams and an increase in car accidents. Here are the best ways to stay safe on the roads this holiday season.
The end of the year and the holiday season are busy for most of us. There are family get-togethers, special events, holiday shopping, and holiday decorating to get done. In many industries, workplaces are busier. These various elements can make us all more vulnerable to car accidents, workplace accidents, and other types of injuries.
Here, we take a look at why you may be more vulnerable at this time of year, and what you can do about it. Here are the risks:
If you’re traveling for the holidays, you need a plan to stay safe. Traveling long distances, especially after eating a heavy meal and when the roads are full of other motorists with their own holiday plans, can increase your risk of a car collision. Here’s how to stay safe:
Whether you live in Florida City, Miami, or any community, the Fourth of July weekend is a chance to spend time relaxing with friends and family. At Flaxman Law Group, we want to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend.
During the holidays, parking lots can become riskier. There are more people shopping, which means more pedestrians and cars in parking lots. Holiday sales and stores offering home delivery also mean more trucks sharing these areas. More parking lot traffic and multiple types of vehicles combined with pedestrian traffic can create a risk of traffic collisions in Kendall parking lots.
Holidays mean more traffic, more alcohol served, and unfortunately, a greater risk of traffic collisions in in some cases. Traffic crashes at this time of year can happen due to distraction, fatigue, mechanical defects, and other issues.
There are ways to prevent injury this holiday:
Thanksgiving and Black Friday start the busiest retail season of the year. While this can mean positive forward momentum for the local economy and while most Hollywood residents love the excitement of Thanksgiving, the extra busyness can mean an increased risk of traffic accidents, especially in parking lots.
As more customers flock to stores to shop, grocery store, shopping center, and other parking lots get fuller. This can mean an increased risk of collisions. While parking lot collisions tend to be low-speed, they can still lead to devastating injuries, including fractures, lacerations, head injuries, and other serious injuries.
With Thanksgiving coming up, many families are arranging their holiday travel and plans. With the COVID-19 pandemic, many families are choosing to drive to their destinations rather than fly, to limit exposure to people who may have the virus.
If you will be driving during the holiday weekend, there are several things you’ll want to do to reduce your risk of car collisions in Homestead and at your destination:
Independence Day is a time to enjoy the many benefits of our country and to spend a weekend with friends and family. Unfortunately, it is also a busy holiday for police and emergency responders, because traffic accidents occur at a high rate across the country.
Many Independent Day car collisions involve alcohol. During this weekend, many families have cookouts and celebrations which can involve alcohol and this can lead to tragedy. This is a good time to make sure you’re ready to drive safely and to avoid injury in Hollywood or your community:
At this time of year, many Hollywood residents are spending more time in retail centers across South Florida. You are likely driving to many shopping areas to cross off your holiday shopping list. Unfortunately, so is everyone else. The added traffic and the realities of holiday driving can put you at risk of car accidents in Hollywood and across South Florida.
Surprisingly, parking lots are one of the sites where accidents can easily happen. Even though these accidents tend not to be fatal, they can be devastating. It is not uncommon for these collisions to lead to fractures, head injuries, crushing injuries, and even fatalities. Parking lots at this time of year get very busy and they include shoppers walking around, children running around, cars, and large trucks making deliveries. All of these people and vehicles sharing a small space can result in collisions.