The winter roads and holiday festivities come with a host of new challenges for all travelers as they attempt to navigate while remaining safe and secure. WLTZ News recently published a handy list of 10 tips for safe holiday driving.
The list includes a wide range of helpful advice. For example, it is vital to reduce the chance of drowsy driving. Failure to get adequate sleep before heading out on the road often leads to fatigue and accidents. Seven to nine hours of sleep and stops every two hours are all important steps to reduce sleepiness behind the wheel.
Also, maintain the mindset of a defensive driver. It is a virtual certainty that while driving you will eventually cross paths with another driver who fails to abide by basic safety techniques. In those situations, it is important to drive as if you expect the other car to a negligent mistake. In that way a serious crash may be avoided.
Be aware of the weather forecast. There are many easy tools now available to help determine what to expect each day and in the future. Paying attention to the weather allows ample time to prepare for potential problems and avoid dangerous situations.
There is much more useful information on the tip list. Click Here to read it all.
Our Chicago car accident attorneys at Levin & Peroncti encourage all those behind the wheel to follow every reasonable precaution this season. We have worked with too many victims and their families whose lives have changed forever following devastating car crashes. It typically requires little extra work to make the necessary changes that may save lives.
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