Avoid a Greensboro Car Crash This Christmas
More than 44 million Americans plan to travel farther than 50 miles from their location during the Christmas holiday. This represents a 3.3% step up from 2017, according to the American Automobile Association.
With Charlotte among the top five holiday travel hubs in the U.S., North Carolina’s roadways are likely to have some serious traffic during the Christmas week.
The experienced Greensboro car crash lawyers of Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Olson wish you and your family a safe and happy Christmas season. If you are injured in a Greensboro car accident while traveling during the holiday season, you may be entitled to remuneration for damages such as medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
Stay away from Greensboro holiday travel auto crashes with these travel safety tips:
Plan Your Trip Before you Leave
A great strategy to avoid auto crashes is to plan the route you want to take before you leave. Preparing for your trip will advantage you in many ways, such as:
- Understanding your total travel to reach your location; this will let you to have enough time to reach your location without pushing or compromising on safety
- Working around top traffic times in big cities along your way; avoid traffic and other delays to arrive at your location on time
- Finding construction along your way and other problems that could add time to your trip
- Noticing bad weather you may come across on your trip and putting additional time to move safely
- Taking alternate routes in case of delays so that making adjustments to your travel plan can be done very easily in live time.
Perform Vehicle Fixes
Make sure to take all care and repairs to your vehicle before leaving so it can safely find your destination. The best maintenance checks should be done before you head out on your road trip:
- Brake lights, tail lights and turn signals
- Levels of fluid – add if levels are low
- Wipers of windshields, replacing if needed
- Tire pressurizer
- Tire tread length
- Battery system function
- Thermostats, defrosters and heating systems
- Systems of exhaust, to ensure good functioning
Pack Emergency Items
Be sure your vehicle is packed with emergency supplies in case of a Greensboro auto accident, bad weather or a breakdown. Keep the following things on-hand in your car or truck:
- Cellphone chargers and batteries
- Emergency signals
- Sand to assist with tire traction if you get stuck
- First aid kit
- Prescription medication
- Flashlight bulbs and flashlights
- Basic tool set
- Pet food, if you’ve got a pet
Keep contact documents for your roadside assistance plan close by in case you experience a tire depressurization or breakdown during your Christmas travel.
Fill up your gas tank each time you halt in order to avoid running out of gasoline; never let your tank go below 1/4 full.
Contact our Greensboro Car Accident Lawyers today if you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident in Greensboro, High Point or Asheboro.