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You may be overlooking these holiday travel safety tips

Even though you're looking forward to spending time with family and friends during the holiday season, you may have some concerns about taking to the road. This is particularly true if you know you'll be embarking on a long road trip.

If this is something you'll be doing over the holiday season, it's imperative that you keep your safety in mind at all times. You never want to do anything that will increase the chance of an accident.

Here are several holiday travel safety tips to follow at all times (even for shorter trips around your city):

  • Inspect your car before leaving home, as you want to know that it's prepared to take on anything and everything that you face on the road.
  • Be prepared to drive in less-than-ideal conditions, as rain or snow could move into the area at any time.
  • Plan your trip in advance, helping you avoid a situation in which you get lost or have to take your eyes off the road to program your GPS system.
  • Avoid any and all distractions while behind the wheel, such as talking on the phone or sending/receiving text messages.
  • Take breaks when necessary, as drowsy driving is one of the top causes of motor vehicle accidents (especially on long road trips).
  • Stay hydrated at all times.

These are the types of holiday travel safety tips that people often overlook. If you keep these in mind, you'll find it much easier to remain safe from the start of your trip until you reach your destination.

If you find yourself in trouble on the road, maybe because another vehicle caused an accident, you should move to safety and call 911. You don't want to wait around to request help, as you are in a serious situation.

Once you receive medical treatment, turn your attention to the cause of the accident and learn more about your legal rights. This may be the best way to receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries and other damages.

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