As the holidays are upon us get in the spirit of giving. The greatest gift we can give is the gift of life so this holiday season use caution on the roadways and reduce the risk of a car accident in Boca Raton or West Palm Beach by fastening your seat belt, slowing your speed, and concentrating on the roadways at all times.
Last year’s holiday season was fatal for 165 Florida motorists. According to the
Fatality Analysis Reporting System from the National Highway Safety Administration, 74 people died on Christmas day and 91 died on New Year’s Eve (13) and New Year’s Day (78). Nationwide in 2009, on Christmas day 640 victims lost their lives and another 1,079 were lost on New Year’s (Eve and Day).
As a reminder that we aren’t immune to bad things happening during the holidays, one family will be mourning this holiday for the loss of their loved ones lost last Christmas. The couple who died were killed by a vehicle crossing the center line during Christmas Eve Crash.
It is a frightening thought that you can be driving along and suddenly get a glimpse of an oncoming vehicle in your lane. Roadtrip America offers some advice to avoiding a head-on crash.
It is vital that you pay attention at all times while driving. The sooner you see a vehicle coming at you the more time you have to react. Immediately begin slowing down in a safe manner. If the other vehicle continues to come at you drive off the road to the right. If you move to the left and the other driver swerves back into their lane at the last second you will be in the wrong lane. The idea is to not hit anything when you run off the road to the right, but if a crash is inevitable don’t hit anything head-on. A glancing blow to a tree is better than a head-on crash with another vehicle.
Use a designated driver, wear your seat belt, pay attention and keep your cool. Let’s avoid all types of accidents this holiday season.