Easter Weekend Travel: Are You Prepared?
Easter weekend is a huge travel event. Traffic will be heavier than usual with individuals making their way to enjoy the holiday with family and friends. Review these travel tips before you embark on your journey this Easter weekend:
1. Make sure that car is in proper condition. Make sure to have your tires and brakes checked for any issues. Also, be sure to check your fluids as well.
2. Make sure to stop for gas often. Although it may take more time to travel, many people will be on the roads this Easter weekend. That means, heavy traffic. With that, you may be in the car longer than you estimated which could cause you to run out of gas faster. Be sure to stop and fill up in a timely fashion.
3. Stay aware in “stop and go” traffic. Also called “bumper to bumper” traffic, do not get distracted and check your phone or mess with the radio. Car accidents in “stop and go” traffic can still happen.
4. Be rested and stay alert. Stop when you are tired and do not push yourself just to save time. As you get tired, your motor skills can diminish. Be sure to change drivers for some of the trip. Keep yourself and others safe by staying rested.
5. Be prepared for the weather. Be sure to check the weather report and prepare your vehicle accordingly.
6. Be aware of all traffic signs. You may be driving in areas that you are not familiar with. Stay alert for traffic signals and signs. Nothing is worse than starting out or ending a holiday with a ticket.
7. Keep your family up to date. At rest stops, make sure to call or text your family to let them know where you are. In the case of an emergency, it is important that they have an idea of where you are so they can send help.
8. Do not be in a rush. Stay patient, the holidays are supposed to be fun. There will be delays and are there is likely to be traffic as well. But, do not get frustrated. Your family’s safe arrival is most important.
9. Review your route before you go. Make sure you know how to get to where you are going. Do not just rely on the GPS. Have a backup plan in case there is bad weather and you cannot get a signal.
10. Buckle Up! Just because it is a long trip does not mean you should not wear a seatbelt. We know that seatbelts can be uncomfortable sometimes. But, for your safety, anytime you are in the car, you should be wearing a seatbelt.
Your Accident Attorneys
If you have been injured in an accident this Easter weekend, call the Auto Accident Attorneys of the Nicoletti Law Firm immediately. You can contact the Nicoletti Law Firm anytime at (727) 845-5972 or you can fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form. We have convenient office locations throughout Florida including Port Richey, Tampa (By Appt.), & Zephyrhills. If you can not travel to us, do not worry, we will come to wherever is convenient for you at no cost. Be safe everyone!