The holiday season increases the traffic on the roadways. All drivers must take the time to focus on safety so they can make it to their destination.
Driving safely in heavy traffic requires you to give your full attention to the road. You can’t allow yourself to succumb to distractions of any sort. Pull over in a safe place if you need to check your phone or deal with a child in the vehicle. Even being lost in thought over holiday plans can be distracting for drivers.
1. Leave early
Trying to rush in holiday traffic can be disastrous. Leave earlier than you think you need to so you can take your time. This enables you time to address any issues that might come up as you drive.
2. Watch the traffic in front of you
Don’t focus only on the vehicles directly in front of you. Instead, look well ahead on the road to see what’s happening. If you notice stopped traffic in the distance, prepare your driving plan now.
3. Never tailgate other vehicles
You should leave at least a three-second distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you. This gives you time to react to situations, such as that vehicle slamming on the brakes.
Injuries suffered in crashes can be costly. You may opt to pursue a claim for compensation to help you cover the costs of the crash. There are many things you can include, so work with someone who can help to ensure all the potential damages are included. This includes medical care costs, lost wages and anything else attributable to the crash.