With the biggest holidays of the year right around the corner, roadways and parking lots are consistently busy throughout the biggest shopping event of the year. Thus, with everyone milling about this month, December brings about a few unique risks that could land drivers in a collision.
Throughout the month, drivers are consistently hitting the roadways to accomplish their to-do lists in preparation for the end-of-the-month holiday celebrations. Along with the drastic change in temperatures to welcome the beginning of winter, drivers are confronted with various traffic-induced situations amongst other drivers on and near the roadways.
Whether it be the daily commute to work, shopping excursions or driving over the river and through the woods to be with loved ones for the holiday’s, SafeAuto has got you covered with this year’s list of holiday driving safety tips.
Holiday Driving Safety Tips
Prepare for each excursion on the road.
With the beginning of winter upon us comes the extra minutes needed to properly prepare our cars for their next adventure on the roads; especially in the morning. In order to have full visibility, it’s pertinent to remove any snow that accumulated on your car overnight, as well as taking the time to defrost your windshields.
With the drastic increase in traffic on and off the roadways this month, it’s important to drive defensively as wintry conditions and congested road traffic can induce road rage amongst drivers. Thus, it’s best to stay as calm as you can and allow the more aggressive drivers to pass you by to avoid the possibility of a traffic collision.
Mind your speed.
Although it can be tempting to put the ‘pedal to the metal’ during this hectic month, it’s best to remain cognizant of the speed limits. Along these lines, it’s best to give yourself as much time and space as possible in order to properly react to the changing situations on the roadways.
As driving at in colder temperatures has its fair share of obstacles, it’s imperative to avoid the typical distracted driving behaviors. Driving in dark conditions is challenging enough. Because of this, it’s best for drivers to stay vigilant, and remain as alert as possible when behind the wheel.
Whether you are a new or a seasoned driver, it’s important to reflect on holiday travel safety tips. As the days are shorter and the nights are longer in the winter, we wish you and your loved ones a safe holiday season on and off the roadways.