Tips for the Summer to Avoid Accidents: Steps to Take to Avoid Auto Accident 

Summer holidays are here and it’s time to celebrate! There are many parties and family events to enjoy, and you’re probably going to be very busy for a while. This is a fun time of year, and the last thing you need to ruin your holiday fun is an accident. At the Law Offices of Miguel Martinez, P.C. we have seen just how much a moment of distraction can impact a life. Here are some of our top tips to keep you safe on the road so you can enjoy the holiday season.

Never Drink and Drive

This is an obvious one, but it bears repeating. Drinking and driving will have consequences that range from expensive to tragic, so just don’t take the chance. Make it easier to make wise choices by planning how you will deal with the drive before you leave. This way, you can indulge without worrying about getting safely home. Arrange for a designated driver or opt to use a car share service so you know you will stay safe.

Make Sure You’re Rested

There are a lot of demands on your time over the holidays. If you need to drive somewhere and you’re feeling sleepy, don’t take a chance on your alertness. Driving when you’re exhausted can be as dangerous as driving drunk, and the tips people share for staying awake simply aren’t enough to keep you safe.

If you’re tired, get a ride or stay home, because gambling on your ability to stay awake and focused can have terrible results. To protect yourself and your loved ones, if you know you have somewhere to drive the next day, prioritize your sleep the night before. 

Avoid Distractions

It’s always important to stay focused on what you’re doing while you’re driving, and during the holidays, you are probably sharing the road with other stressed-out and exhausted drivers. Put your phone away and pay attention to what you’re doing and your surroundings. Being alert to what’s happening on the road can give you a split-second advantage that will help you avoid serious problems.

Follow The Rules of The Road

When you’re in a hurry, it’s tempting to bend the rules a little bit behind the wheel. But remember that there are good reasons for laws such as speed limits, passing zones, and seatbelt requirements. Not only will it improve your odds of arriving safely, but if you do end up in an accident, it will reduce the risk of you being found at fault.

Sometimes Safe Driving Isn’t Enough

No matter how careful you are, sometimes accidents happen. If you’ve been the victim of a car accident, and you need someone to fight for your rights in court, we at the Law Offices of Miguel Martinez, P.C., are here to help. For more information about how we can get you the compensation you’re entitled to, call us at (303) 964-3200 or contact us online. You don’t have to face these legal battles alone when you have us in your corner. 

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