Four Ways Avoid Car Accidents and Injuries This Thanksgiving
With an estimated 46.9 million Americans expected to be traveling on the roads this Thanksgiving, the St. Louis auto accident lawyers at Cofman Townsley Injury Lawyers would like to offer you these tips to help steer clear of car accidents and injuries:
- Have your vehicle looked over and maintained– Millions of cars and trucks have been recalled in recent months after it was discovered they were equipped with defective parts. So it will be vital to make sure none of your vehicle’s equipment has been recalled before you leave town in addition to making sure your brakes function and tires have plenty of tread.
- Buckle Up– An article from KMOV 4 News explains that Missouri is one of the few states in the nation that doesn’t require backseat passengers to wear a seat belt. Regardless of the law, we urge you to buckle up wherever you sit in a vehicle.
- Don’t drink and drive– The number of accidents involving intoxicated motorists tends to spike around holidays like Thanksgiving. So, we’re encouraging anyone who consumes alcohol to refrain from getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. Instead, use a designated driver to get home safely.
- Eliminate Distractions– There are many factors that can cause a driver to take their eyes off the road, which is why motorists need to stay focused at all times when driving.