New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer’s Tips for a Safe Thanksgiving Holiday

By Richard Console on November 23, 2011 - Comments off

Thanksgiving weekend in New Jersey and the rest of the United States is traditionally the heaviest travel period of the year. Not only do airports get crowded, but the roadways can get pretty busy too as people hit the road to visit family and friends. There are several precautions we can take as drivers to avoid car accidents and make sure that our families enjoy a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Here are a few tips to help you make this a safe and injury-free holiday for yourself and your family.

Safe Driving Tips

Before you prepare to head out this weekend, map your route, fill your tank, check your tire pressure, brakes, lights and windshield wipers to make sure they are all in good working condition. Make sure that everyone in the vehicle is buckled up. Research has shown that when lap and shoulder belts are used properly, the risk of fatal injury to front seat passengers is reduced by 45 percent and the risk of critical injuries comes down by 50 percent.

Do not drive drowsy or distracted. Drive within the posted speed limit. Leave adequate distance between you and vehicle in front so you have enough time and space to stop if necessary. If you have been drinking, do not drive. If you observe a drunk driver on the road, pull over and report it to the authorities. There were five fatalities in New Jersey involving DUI collisions during the 2010 Thanksgiving holiday period. That call you make to report a drunk driver may be a lifesaver.

Be Prepared and Stay Safe

Do not drive aggressively and stay away from any driver who displays such behavior. Also, be aware of troopers and emergency personnel who are assisting those in need. Slow down when you approach emergency vehicles with flashing lights. Follow New Jersey’s “Move Over law by moving over to create an empty lane next to the emergency vehicle. But please do so only if it is safe.

It is also important that you do not fall victim to criminal activity, which is rampant during the holiday season. Always be aware of your surroundings. Avoid dark parking lots or isolated areas. If your car’s key fob has an alarm function, have it ready in your hand as you walk toward your vehicle. You can use it to attract attention to a potentially dangerous situation.

The New Jersey personal injury lawyers of Console & Hollawell wish you and yours a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday. Please drive safely.

Related Articles:

Posted in: Car Accidents


     The service at Console and Hollawell was excellent and outstanding. I was treated very warmly and made to feel like I was one of their only clients. Everybody made it seem like I was their... (more)

     Rick Console made me feel like I was a part of his family. He had my problem resolved quickly and effectively. I could call him day or night and he would always be there. He was extremely reasonable and... (more)

     Being raised a “do it yourself” kind of person, I attempted to handle my situation myself, I bought the “book”, and played the game with the insurance company, and true to form I ended up... (more)

     Everyone at Richard Console’s office was helpful, pleasant and professional. The staff helped me with my auto accident. I was hit by a drunk driver and it was a very stressful time in my life... (more)

     I am very pleased with the way your office treated me as a client when handling my case. I have always found Mr. Console and his staff to be extremely professional. It is important to me to have an attorney... (more)

Read More

Console & Hollawell’s main goal is to achieve the best results possible for our clients. The below results are only a partial list of our many successes. Click on the results for more details about the case.

View All Cases
Assisting Local Accident Victims Throughout New Jersey & Pennsylvania since 1994
Contact us today toll free (800) 455-2746 to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney

© Copyright 2015 Console & Hollawell P.C. Personal Injury Lawyers - All rights reserved.

Protected by Copyscape Web Plagiarism Finder