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3 things to remember during holiday travel

On Behalf of | Nov 23, 2023 | Personal Injury

The holiday travel season is here and that means more people are heading out on the roadways to visit family members and friends. Even for people in Texas who don’t have to deal with treacherous winter weather, being safe during this time is still important.

There are several things that drivers can do to enhance their safety. Consider these three important points before you leave for the holidays.

1: Busy roads require more vigilance

The increase in traffic for the holidays means that all drivers have to be vigilant. Some drivers are venturing into new areas, which can be problematic because they aren’t familiar with the roadways. It’s typically best to give yourself some extra time to reach your destination.

2: Distractions are deadly

Distractions can make drivers miss critical things when they’re on the road. Even if the children are excited or there are presents that you don’t want damaged, you can’t turn your attention to those. Instead, all drivers must give their full attention to driving to minimize the risk of crashing.

3: Fatigue requires sleep

It’s easy to get so caught up in spending time with family and friends that you forget that your body and mind need rest. Fatigued driving is deadly, so it’s crucial that anyone who’s driving ensures they’re rested. In some cases, it’s best to get sleep before you leave, even if that means you have to stay a bit longer.

Ultimately, everyone on the roads must do what they can to remain safe. They’re all still at the mercy of other drivers. Anyone who’s involved in a crash with a driver this holiday season should get medical care. They may opt to pursue a compensation claim, but this must be done within the time limits set by Texas law.