Did you know that the most dangerous time of year to drive is between Thanksgiving
and New Year’s Day? Due to increased traffic and weather conditions,
it is imperative to practice safe driving techniques at all times during
the holiday season
The following are four tips all motorists must consider when driving on
the roads and highways this winter:
Leave enough room for trucks on the road. You may notice an increase of semi-tractor trailers on the highways and
secondary roads because items purchased during the holidays is transported
and shipped by large trucks. Keep an extra eye out for tractor-trailers
whenever you decide to drive.
When it snows, slow down. The roadways can be quite treacherous when they are covered in ice and
snow. While the holidays can be stressful, which can lead to rushed and
hurried driving, make sure you have always had a calm state of mind and
drive with continuous discretion.
Don’t drink and drive. One of the reasons why the holiday season is a dangerous time to drive
is because of increased traffic-related accidents caused by drunk drivers.
While the holidays are a time to be merry and festive, please designate
a sober driver or download a ridesharing app (Uber or Lyft) if you decide
to go out and drink.
Look out for deer. In the last couple of decades, mid-western states (including Ohio) have
experienced an increase in deer populations. Deer present a constant danger
to motorists, especially during the winter months. Before a
car accident occurs involving a passing deer, check your policy to see if you have
coverage by calling your agent.
If you suffered an injury in a car or
truck collision caused by a negligent party in Cincinnati, OH,
contact Moore Law Firm and schedule a
free consultation today.