The Holidays And Dangerous Driving
It's important to remember that drunk driving is not the only road risk during this time of year. In some parts of the country, there could be heavy snowfall and ice. People may also be more likely to be distracted or drowsy while driving, due to holiday or work-related stress. This, along with alcohol at parties, makes for a highly hazardous combination.
Tips For Holiday Road Safety
Drunk driving, distracted driving, and speeding are all the most common causes of car accidents and are very common during the holidays. The following are just some ways that you can keep yourself and your loved ones safe during this time of the year.
- Stay Alert: Sleepy driving can be as dangerous as drunk driving. If you are not feeling awake enough to drive, either ask someone else to do so or choose sleep instead.
- Spend The Night: If you have had too much to drink and don't have a way home, spend the night at your loved ones' house. The extra family time might not be so bad.
- Watch Your Loved Ones: Make sure that your family members are safe to get behind the wheel before they do so.
- Have A D.D.: Before you go to a holiday gathering, talk to your partner or friends, and decide who will be the designated driver for the night.
- Check The Forecast: If it is too snowy to drive safely, it might be best to stay home. This way, you can stay off the road and lower your risk of a car accident.