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Piscataway Car Accident Lawyers | Memorial Day Weekend Driving Tips

Memorial Day Weekend Driving Tips

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Memorial Day weekend is one of the most dangerous weekends of the year for drivers across the country. Experts estimate that more than 39 million Americans will hit the road over the holiday weekend, traveling an average of over 50 miles. More drivers mean an increased risk of car accidents for those on highways across the United States. Following are some safe driving tips as you prepare to take on Memorial Day weekend traffic this year.

Plan Ahead

Preparation before your trip can save you time to enjoy the unofficial start of summer. Find out if any road work or traffic detours along your route could add time to your trip. Research can also help you avoid congested areas. Become familiar with the exits and major highways you will be taking along your trip ahead to prevent confusion while driving.

Drive Without Distraction

Within a year, more than 3,400 people are fatally injured in car accidents involving distracted drivers. Cell phones are not the only distraction. Drivers playing with the radio or turning to talk to back seat passengers are essentially driving blind. Research shows that distracted drivers are just as dangerous as drunk drivers. Pay attention to the road and keep both hands on the wheel anytime you operate a vehicle.

Service Your Vehicle

Performing basic maintenance on your vehicle helps it run smoothly and safely all year round. Check the tires for proper inflation and excessive wear and tear. Make sure your wiper blades are in good working order and check to see all your fluids are topped off. Clean your windows inside and out to maintain good visibility.

Keep an Emergency Kit

It is always a good idea to keep an emergency kit in your vehicle in case you are involved in an accident or your vehicle becomes disabled. Stock your kit with a flashlight, water, non-perishable food items, blankets, and a radio. Flares or other warning signals are also helpful, allowing you to alert passing drivers should your vehicle become disabled.

Piscataway Car Accident Lawyers at the Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr Advocate for Victims Injured by Negligent Drivers

Memorial Day weekend is one of the most dangerous times of the year for American travelers. If you have suffered sprains, strains, broken bones, or back or head injuries after being involved in a car accident, the Piscataway car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr will work tirelessly to pursue full and fair compensation for you. We offer free initial case consultations for clients. To schedule yours today, call 732-537-8570 or contact us online.

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