Labor Day driving safety tips

Holidays like Labor Day, provide a break from work and an opportunity to be with friends and family. However, holidays often also mean heavy traffic as many people travel and more people on the roads also increases the likelihood of auto accidents.

While some traffic accidents are unavoidable, following these tips can help you steer clear of certain hazardous situations.

When possible, avoid heavy traffic
During the days leading up to and immediate following a major holiday, more people are on the road traveling to and from their destinations. Unfortunately, more drivers on the road also often equates to more reckless driving, road rage and rear-end accidents.

Whenever possible, it’s wise to avoid driving during peak travel times and to use alternate and less-traveled routes. If you can’t avoid traffic congestion, make sure you obey traffic laws and leave enough room between your vehicle and other motorists.

Be on the lookout for drunk drivers

Although operating a vehicle while intoxicated is illegal, many drivers underestimate the effects of alcohol or certain over-the-counter or prescriptions drugs and choose to get behind the wheel anyway. To prevent being involved in an accident with an impaired driver, watch for signs of drunk driving, such as:

  • Drifting out of the lane
  • Going above or below the speed limit
  • Swerving
  • Making illegal maneuvers

If you notice a driving displaying these dangerous behaviors, avoid the vehicle and report it to the police.

Avoid distractions

While phones and GPS devices may be helpful, they are also distracting. To keep distractions to a minimum, look up travel directions before starting out and turn off your cellphone so you’re not tempted to answer or use it. If you do need to make a call or send a text, pull over to a safe place first.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Put A Team Of Trusted Litigators On Your Side. Call Today For A Consultation.

Let us put our experience to work for you. To speak with one of the experienced trial lawyers at our firm, please contact our law office in Cincinnati, Ohio, at 513-621-8800.

Email Us For A Response

Schedule A Consultation Today Have questions? We have answers. Complete the form to get started.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy