As we approach the Holiday Season, there will be occasions when the already congested roadways in and around Miami will become even busier. AAA has just released its Thanksgiving 2021 travel forecast and estimates that travel by personal vehicle will likely come close to pre-pandemic levels this year, with as many as 48.3 million Americans traveling by car, truck, or SUV between Wednesday, November 24 and Sunday, November 28. With the winter holidays following closely behind, we can expect to see another surge in traffic as we near the end of next month as well.
When there are significant traffic increases, it becomes even more important to remain calm and courteous while driving. Give the vehicle in front of yours a bit more space, avoid erratic or unannounced maneuvers, practice staying calm, and allow for a bit of extra time to get to your destination. Patience helps reduce the risk of causing an accident and may even help you avoid being involved in one being caused by someone else.
In addition to patient driving, you can help keep yourself and others on the road safer during peak traffic times by:
- Avoiding intoxication
- Remaining attentive
- Obeying traffic signs and signals
- Double-checking openings before turning or making lane changes
When traffic increases around Miami, so too do risks for serious or fatal motor vehicle accidents. The care you take to pay attention, stay sober, and drive thoughtfully will play a direct role in your risks of being involved.
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If you sustain an injury in an accident while driving this Holiday Season, Hickey Law Firm is here to help. Our experienced and committed attorneys can review your case free of both obligation and charge to help you gain a more substantial understanding of your rights and a more comprehensive view of your options.
Have you been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Miami or a nearby area of Florida? Call Hickey Law Firm at 305-371-8000 to schedule your complimentary case review today. NOBODY FIGHTS HARDER. NOBODY FIGHTS SMARTER. NOBODY. HICKEY LAW FIRM.