Many U.S. residents travel to see friends or family during the holidays, and most of them make their trip by car. All this extra traffic increases the risk of a car accident, resulting in more deaths and injuries on Colorado roads than usual. To protect yourself and your family from harm the holidays, consider the following safety tips:
- Don’t drive if you’ve been drinking alcohol or using other drugs. Even some prescription and over-the-counter medications can make you too sleepy or impaired to drive. Instead, plan ahead so that a sober and alert driver is behind the wheel, or find a different way home.
- Plan your trip well in advance. Leave extra time to get to your destination, and get plenty of rest beforehand so that fatigue doesn’t pose an additional challenge.
- In your travel plans, include time to rest approximately every two hours. If you can, team up with another licensed driver who can take over if you get tired and who can also help navigate.
- Avoid distractions like texting or cell phone use.
- Buckle up. Make sure that all grown-up passengers are buckled up, and double check children’s safety seats and booster seats to ensure they’re properly attached to the vehicle seat and are the right size for the child.
At The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., our hardworking El Paso County car crash attorneys can help you get the compensation you need after an accident. For a free, confidential case evaluation, call us today at (719) 401-0585.