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Thanksgiving Driving Safety

The long Thanksgiving weekend is about to begin, and people are starting to hit the road. Major highways are seeing heavy traffic as people begin to travel to their Thanksgiving destinations, but so far there have been no serious car accidents, the Boston Globe reported. The Southeast Expressway, I-93, and tunnels are experiencing slowdowns as low as 20 mph.

The holidays are always challenging as far as travel goes, and 90 percent of Thanksgiving travelling is done by car. As a result, car accidents are usually on rise during this season.
The holidays should be a time to enjoy with family and friends, and suffering a personal injury during this time can be particularly difficult. The following are holiday travel tips to help protect you and your family from a devastating personal injury:

• Drive more slowly than usual and leave room for sudden breaking.
• Check the weather and try to avoid driving during storms and dangerous road conditions.
• Although the holidays are a time for parties and festivities, don’t drink and drive. Have a designated driver when you are planning to drink.
• The holidays can be exhausting, but don’t get behind the wheel when you feel too tired. Of all crashes that result in hospitalization, 12.5% are caused by fatigue.
• Give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination so that you don’t feel the urge to speed.
• Always wear your seatbelt.

If you would like to speak with an experienced Massachusetts car accidents attorney, call Altman & Altman LLP at (617) 492 3000 or (800) 481 6199 or contact us online.

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