Dec 19

Five Ways to Avoid a Car Accident this Holiday Season

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Driving over the river and through the woods can be fun, but take steps to avoid a car accident. An estimated 93.3 million Americans will be traveling 50 miles or more for the holidays. Because you can’t count on them to be as cautious as you, here are a few tips from the that could keep you and your family out of an automobile accident this holiday season:

  1. Aim High In Steering – Don’t just look at the car in front of you. Look through windshield to see what they see. Look as far down the road as possible. This helps you keep the car centered in the lane and allows you more time to monitor your position in traffic and the activity going on around you.
  2. Get The Big Picture – Avoid rear-ending the car in front of yours by maintaining the proper following distance so you can comfortably determine the true hazards around your vehicle. By not tailgating and maintaining at least … seconds of distance between you and the driver ahead, you also help prevent traffic jams. Also, you will be able to change lanes safely.
  3. Keep Your Eyes Moving – Scan, don’t stare. Constantly shift your eyes while driving. Active eyes keep up with changing traffic conditions. Look for cars on side streets–focus on their tires to make sure they are not moving. Watch the bicyclist and pedestrians as you approach them. Keep an eye out for others because they may not be keeping an eye out for you.
  4. Leave Yourself An Out – Be prepared. Surround your vehicle with space in front and at least on one side to escape conflict. Don’t put yourself in a trap where a collision is unavoidable because you have nowhere to go.
  5. Make Sure Other Drivers See You – Communicate in traffic with your horn, lights and signals to establish eye contact. Don’t drive in other vehicles’ blind spot.

Taking these few steps could prevent your Christmas from being dampened by a car crash. Drive safely and jolly, but watch out for those who don’t.


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  8. These tips are great not just for the holidays but for the whole year. Most accidents are preventable. Two more great tips: pay attention to the weather and stay off the phone.

  9. Austin Bennett 24 Sep 2013 | reply

    Great tips for avoiding car crashes! I guess if you never get in a car crash you will never need car crash lawyer, but unfortunately we can’t avoid all crashes!!

  10. Thanks for sharing. My sister was in a car wreck last year. Its still difficult for her to work. I think she might need an accident attorney in Dallas. What do you think?

  11. jamesdouglas 6 Sep 2013 | reply

    But if you DO get in a car accident, you should definitely seek out a personal injury attorney if you need one.
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  12. jstrong196 16 May 2013 | reply

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  13. These are great tips. I remember when I was little and I would travel with my family over the holidays my mom would always get so nervous because she thought my dad wasn’t careful enough. Good thing we never got in a wreck over the holidays! Thanks for the advice though, I will be sure to follow it.

  14. Luke Bently 6 May 2013 | reply

    Wow thanks for this. I was wondering if any one would know where I can find a good trucking accident attorney in Greenville Nc? If you know of one please let me know. Thanks for any help.

  15. Walton-Maitland 30 Apr 2013 | reply

    Thanks for giving us information.Well accidents can happen at any time of the day, to any person at any place in any given circumstances. It is something unpredictable but always preventable. Nobody ever dreamed of getting involved in a vehicular accident nor does somebody deserve to experience such.But recently i had an accident,thanks god we were saved as we came out of the car when it went through the accident. just there were some little car got damaged so i repaired it on

  16. Hilary 24 Apr 2013 | reply

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  17. Whitney Williams 19 Apr 2013 | reply

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  18. Suzy Frame 19 Apr 2013 | reply

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  19. Hilary 19 Apr 2013 | reply

    Should I have a motorcycle accident lawyer prior to getting a motorcycle, just in case?

  20. dorthypacker 15 Apr 2013 | reply

    This is good information to know! I would love to learn how to avoid a car accident as much as I can. I am actually looking for a car accident lawyer from vancouver who can help me friend out. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you for your help!

  21. Dexter Morgan 25 Mar 2013 | reply

    Thanks for this great information. I am trying to find a good Chicago truck accident attorney. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks.

  22. Thanks for posting this! I found this article really interesting and helpful. Great tips!

  23. Bill Shields 20 Mar 2013 | reply

    Good to know. As useful as a ( motorcycle accident lawyer would be in those cases where I actually need one, but I’d rather not get in an accident in the first place.

  24. staceybeck01 20 Mar 2013 | reply

    These are great tips to use any time of the year! I was talking to a automobile accident lawyer in Fort Walton Beach and just hearing stories about how many accidents could have been prevented. I’ll remember these tips.

  25. Jessy Robort 6 Feb 2013 | reply

    The rate of car accidents is increasing very fast and especially more in holidays. There is more rush, careless and distracted driving. Even people loose control over their speed limits. So it is important to be fully alert while driving and avoid speed and alcohol as much you can.

  26. Sheamus Warior 31 Jan 2013 | reply

    You hit comprehend out of the most construction topics.

  27. DWI Attorney 29 Jan 2013 | reply

    Thanks for those tips. There are many reasons why the number of accidents increase from Thanksgiving to New Years. One reason is that there are simply more drivers on the road as people go see friends, take trips and travel for the holidays. The bad winter weather may also contribute to the increased car accident risks. However, while these factors are beyond the control of drivers, there are also some driver behaviors that significantly up the chances of a holiday car wreck.

  28. Whitney Williams 18 Jan 2013 | reply

    Thanks for sharing this information. Do you by chance know of a good car accident attorney in Greenville NC? If so, please let me know.

  29. David Bush 28 Dec 2012 | reply

    Driving car is not so easy specially in holiday season as all will be trying to rush their their cars.But we should be focused on our driving so that we avoid accident.We should have focus on the steering,we should visible to others,always looking to every where.

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