Holiday Traffic Accidents
As we approach Christmas and New Year’s Eve, we can anticipate a significant increase in roadway traffic over the coming weeks. While this usually occurs around the holidays, there was a decrease last year because of Covid. However, there are multiple reasons why I believe that this year’s traffic may be the worst in a long time.
First, after many of us were deprived of spending the holidays with our families last year, a lot of people will be looking to make up for that this year. Second, because there are still a lot of restrictions and concerns related to airline travel, many people may forego flying in favor of driving if their destinations enable them to do so. And third, this year both Christmas and New Year’s fall on a Saturday, meaning that they have the Friday off from work as well, which allows people to have a long weekend.
Obviously, with an increase of road traffic, there will unfortunately also be an increase in accidents. In fact, depending on the weather, it is entirely possible that we could have conditions that make traveling even more hazardous and dangerous.
With all of these factors, there are some things that you can and should do to help protect your loved ones this holiday season: