Drive Safe this Thanksgiving Weekend


According to the American Automobile Association, the roads will be very crowded this Thanksgiving holiday weekend – November 23 through November 27. Last year, 40.9 million Americans traveled during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. AAA estimates this year’s Thanksgiving weekend travelers to total 42.5 million.

Thanksgiving is a highly anticipated holiday, not just because of the typical feasting that comes with it, but because of the celebrating with family and friends. When traveling to your final destination, it is important to drive safely. It is only natural to become impatient on your way to a Thanksgiving celebration, especially if you are hungry, but it is important to keep your focus on the road and driving. Following the tips below will help ensure that you arrive in time for turkey this Thanksgiving weekend:

  • Always buckle up! Seat belts can protect you from serious injury and even save your life in the event of an accident.
  • Avoid distractions! Turn your cell phone off or give it to another passenger to hold so that you are not tempted to use it.
  • Drive sober! We understand that this is a time to celebrate, but please do so responsibly. Refrain from drinking and driving at all times.

Each and every driver is responsible for his or her own safety, as well as the safety of others sharing the roadway. When a driver is distracted, reckless, or negligent, he or she increases the chances of an unfortunate auto accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Citrus County collision, please call a Citrus County Auto Accident Lawyer at Whittel & Melton at 352-726-0078 for a free consultation or contact us online. We can examine the details of your case to determine whether you have a valid injury claim.

From all of us at Whittel & Melton, we wish you and your family a very happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!

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