Staying Safe While Traveling in Florida for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Staying Safe While Traveling in Florida for the Thanksgiving Holiday

If you are preparing to hit the road and travel to see loved ones and friends for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, and you live in Florida, you are in good company. There are going to be an estimated more than three million Floridians that will be doing the same thing for the holiday season. It is important to remember that with so many roadtrippers driving around the state, prioritizing safety should be at the top of mind.

The AAA indicates that of those Floridians traveling for the holidays, they will be driving at least 50 miles or more. On top of travelers for the holidays, there are also going to be many visitors fleeing the cold weather and coming south to vacation during the holiday season in Florida. To stay safe if you are one of those individuals who will be vacationing in Florida or a resident that is traveling to another location from Florida, there are certain things that you can do to be prepared and to stay safe. 

What to Do to Prepare for Thanksgiving Holiday Travel

Staying Safe While Traveling in Florida for the Thanksgiving HolidayAs many as 2.8 million Floridians are going to pack up and travel to their desired location for the Thanksgiving holiday. They will at least be traveling 50 miles which, depending on their route could take at least an hour or more to get to a final destination. One thing is for sure, the more time spent on the road, the higher the risk is for accidents. 

Anything can happen while traveling. With all of the many road trippers driving about and tourists coming in, everyone has to engage in safe driving practices. When it comes to Thanksgiving, it is usually true that the Wednesday before is the most busy day to get on the road. This is why it is usually recommended that if you have to travel on Wednesday, you do so very early in the morning or later in the evening to avoid crowds and traffic. If it makes sense, leaving on Thanksgiving morning is another way to miss possible congestion on the roads. 

Some things that may be helpful for you to do before you leave for the holidays if you are planning on traveling by car include:

  • Make sure your car is in good shape. Get it inspected.
  • Make sure that you have your directions set up if you need them so that you know exactly the route you will be traveling. Plan backup routes if you hit traffic or other obstacles.
  • Make sure to get plenty of sleep before a long drive.
  • Keep supplies in your car like water, first aid kit, blankets, flashlights, flares, jumper cables, etc.
  • Make sure to have information for roadside assistance like AAA on hand in case of an emergency.
  • Giver yourself plenty of time to get to your destination so you are not rushing, and tempted to speed.

Speak to an Attorney at Fulgencio Law

The Florida car accident attorneys at Fulgencio Law are wishing you a happy kick-off to the holiday season and a lovely and safe Thanksgiving holiday. 

If you need to speak with a Tampa personal injury attorney, please call (813) 463-0123 today.

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