Safety Tips for Those Driving Late at Night this Thanksgiving Break

Safety Tips for Those Driving Late at Night this Thanksgiving Break

This year, more than half a billion of Americans will travel to the homes of their loved ones to celebrate Thanksgiving. While the memories from such road trips can be fun, they can also be devastating if drivers do not practice safe driving habits when sharing the roads.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that Thanksgiving weekend is the most traveled holiday of the year. Due to congested traffic conditions, there is a higher risk for serious car accidents. To avoid auto accidents and crowded roads, many people choose to drive through the late hours of the night. This method can be useful when trying to avoid traffic, but can also be extremely dangerous due to the increased likelihood of driving while drowsy or sleepy.

If you plan to travel at night this Thanksgiving, read the safety tips we have provided below:

  1. Drive with a responsible friend or family member, and rotate drivers every couple of hours.
  2. Chew gum while driving.
  3. Consume a caffeinated beverage such as an energy drink or coffee.
  4. Refrain from consuming any amount of alcohol prior to driving.
  5. Take a nap before getting on the road.
  6. If you start to feel sleepy, pull over into a safe area and take a brief nap.
  7. Ensure you sleep the proper amount of hours the night before you plan to drive.
  8. Listen to upbeat and fast-paced music for the duration of your trip.

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At Biren Law Group, we recognize how enticing it can be to drive during late night hours in order to avoid dense traffic conditions. However, we also know the hazards that can occur due to other drivers on the road during those hours. If you have sustained injuries in a car accident, we encourage you to get in touch with our Los Angeles car accident lawyers immediately. We can take the time to understand your case and may be able to help you pursue maximum financial compensation for your injuries, losses, and damages.

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