Before Thanksgiving, families, friends, children, and pets all travel from their hometowns to their loved ones’ houses where they gather around the dinner table to enjoy feasts and great conversation. Of course, because many people will be traveling before, during, and after the holiday, road conditions can become dangerous. To help keep you and your family safe, consider the following safety tips we have provided below:

1. Don’t Drive When You are Stuffed Like a Turkey and Sleepy.

Driving while sleepy can be extremely dangerous to you and your passenger. While you might not actually doze off, fatigue can cause loss of alertness and attention, making emergency driving maneuvers near impossible. If you feel sleepy when driving, pull over and take a brief nap, rotate drivers, or drink a caffeinated beverage before driving again. Remember, a full stomach may cause you to feel drowsy as well. So after dinner, make sure you give yourself time to digest before getting behind the wheel.

2. Wearing Your Seatbelt Can Save Your Giblets.

Many people grow restless and uncomfortable on long drives. To alleviate these feelings, many people will remove their seatbelts or wear them improperly. In the course of an accident, a person not wearing their seatbelt correctly or at all can suffer far worse injuries than a person wearing theirs appropriately. If you or a family member becomes extremely uncomfortable on a car ride, pull off the road and into a safe area where everyone can stretch their bodies before continuing the journey.

3. Make Sure Your Car’s Condition is Gravy

Before planning a long drive, check to make sure every part of your vehicle is working properly or has been serviced correctly. Worn tires, broken or damaged windshield wipers, and faulty brakes can all cause serious and fatal car accidents. To keep your family safe, take your car to the appropriate dealership maintenance center or an experienced auto shop to have your vehicle inspected closely.

Involved in a Car Accident? Contact Our Clearwater Car Accident Attorneys

If you have been injured in a car accident at any time, including before, during, or after Thanksgiving, our Clearwater car accident lawyers at Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers can provide fearless and relentless representation on your behalf. When you become our client, we will take the time to understand every detail of your case and can help you pursue maximum financial compensation for any physical harms, emotional distress, or medical expenses you and your family may acquire as a result.

Contact the Clearwater Car Accident Law Firm of Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers for Help Today

For more information, please contact the legal team of Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers for a free initial consultation with a car accident lawyer in Clearwater. We have four convenient locations in Florida: Clearwater, New Port Richey, and Tampa.

We serve throughout Pinellas County, Hillsborough County, Pasco County, and its surrounding areas:

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers – Clearwater Office
1811 N. Belcher Road, Suite I-1
Clearwater, FL 33765
(727) 787-2500

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers – Congress Ave Office
2360 Congress Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 591-5610

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers – Tampa Office
6601 Memorial Hwy Suite 202
Tampa, FL 33615
(813) 686-7588

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers – New Port Richey Office
2515 Seven Springs Blvd.
New Port Richey, FL, 34655
(727) 815-8442