With the holidays right around the corner, most of us will be heading out to family gatherings, parties and social events to celebrate. While this is generally the happiest time of the year, a car accident or DUI can put a damper on the holiday spirit very quickly.
Here are some tips to stay safe this holiday season and avoid the need for an Ocala lawyer.
Designate a Driver
Designating a driver before leaving your house is very important. While you may assume a family member will offer to drive, unless you actually discuss it with them, you can’t be sure. Designating a driver before you leave will ensure that the person responsible for driving knows they will be driving and will need to refrain from drinking while celebrating.
Charge Your Phone
It is always important to have a fully charged phone in case of emergencies, but when it comes to holiday driving, it is even more important. You may be traveling in an area that you are unfamiliar with, and having a fully charged phone will ensure you have access to GPS directions.
A fully charged phone will also ensure you are able to request a driving service, if needed. Apps like Uber and Lyft rely on a smartphone and cannot be used if your phone is dead.
Get Your Car Checked
The winter, in general, can be one of the most dangerous times of year for driving. Additional traffic can also create a higher number of accidents. Getting your car inspected before the holiday season can prevent you from breaking down or getting into a car accident because of not maintaining your vehicle properly.
The holidays should be the happiest time of the year. Having a plan in place for SAFE holiday driving is just a good idea. It’s also the best way to ensure you are able to spend the holidays with friends and family instead of at an Ocala car accident lawyer’s office.
All of us at The Allen Law Firm wish you a safe, happy holiday season. If you find yourself in need of personal injury legal assistance this holiday, give us a call at either our Gainesville or Ocala law office, toll free (877) ALLEN-LAW.