With Thanksgiving just days away, the festive season has begun. This is an exciting time for families and friends, who will exchange gifts and cherish the time they spend with one another.
However, the holidays also contain some hazards, particularly for road users. If you’re driving during this period, then it’s important that you take extra care, and here’s why;
Drunk driving is more common
The festive holidays are a time for celebrations and office parties. At most of these gatherings, alcohol will be present. Whenever you attend such things you always take a cab home or have a designated driver, but not everyone is going to be as conscientious as you. Impaired drivers present a significant risk during the holidays. Alcohol impacts a person’s judgment and ability to drive safely, which ultimately increases the chances of an accident.
Drivers in unfamiliar surroundings
As mentioned, the holidays are a time for family and friends to get together. This means that people may have traveled across the country. There’s a chance that drivers could be fatigued after a long trip, and they may not be familiar with the roads in your area. Fatigued drivers and those who are lost are more likely to make mistakes that result in accidents.
Being aware of the potential risks during the holiday period could help ensure that you remain safe and have a good time. Unfortunately, no matter how careful you are, accidents can still happen. If you’ve been seriously hurt because of someone else’s negligence, then you may be entitled to compensation. Seeking legal guidance will help you to prepare for any personal injury claims.