Fort Lauderdale drivers need to pay extra attention when driving during the Holiday Season so as to avoid causing heartbreak at this time of year. With the Holiday Season of joy, unfortunately come the higher risks of all of us letting down our guard and possibly being the cause of serious accidents. This is a time of year when we are rushing to complete last minute chores for the Holidays, celebrating with business, family or friends, finishing last minute commitments for the year, and the last thing we need is to be involved in a serious accident that could be avoided.
There are precautions that each of us can do to try to make this Holiday Season more enjoyable, while being safer for each other. Needless to say, we need to be aware of our limitations when we choose to get behind the wheel of a vehicle. Whether it is enjoying a beer with friends, eggnog with family, or toasting at Holiday events, we all need to be aware of how much alcohol we are consuming. With that relaxed feeling that comes with enjoying the holiday cheer we can easily lower our guard and be more susceptible to taking risks, such as operating under the influence. Whenever the opportunity presents itself – err on the side of caution and surrender the driving to another who has not participated in drinking alcohol. Always have an alternative plan, such as a designated driver or enough cab fare to get home.
Furthermore, we need to know that while we can try to control our own sensibilities we cannot be in control of everyone else who is out on the roads who may choose not to be as thoughtful. Therefore, consider limiting your traveling to times in the day when it is less likely that others could be intoxicated. When possible, avoid traveling past midnight. Choose to stay over someone else’s home (or at a hotel) in lieu of traveling late at night; that imposition may turn out to be life saving.
Above all, choose to mix safety with your holiday cheer.
If you or anyone you care for has been involved in a serious accident, you may wish to consult with the Fort Lauderdale Accident Attorneys by calling 1-877-529-0444 or by email at email@example.com