Stewart Bell, PLLC Wants You to Be Safe This Thanksgiving
Posted on behalf of Stewart Bell, PLLC on Nov 20, 2015 in Car Accidents
It’s that time of year again when friends and family gather around the table for delicious food, good company and maybe even a little football. It’s also the time of year for congested highways, delayed flights and car accidents.
According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), nearly 47 million Americans will travel by plane or automobile for Thanksgiving this year. In fact, it’s estimated more people will travel during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday season than during any other Thanksgiving since 2007.
With nine out of every ten of these travelers expected to drive, 2015 marks the seventh consecutive year of increased Thanksgiving highway travel.
The Thanksgiving holiday travel period this year is Wednesday, November 25 through Sunday, November 29.
To help keep you safe while traveling this holiday season, the car accident attorney s at Stewart Bell, PLLC want you to follow these important Thanksgiving travel tips:
Don’t Travel on Wednesday. If possible, avoid traveling the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. This particular Wednesday is the most traveled day of the year in the U.S., which means highways are more likely to be congested and car accidents are more likely to occur.
If you must travel on Wednesday, try leaving before 2 p.m. or after 7 p.m. to avoid the midday holiday rush. Holiday traffic is at its worst between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
Don’t Make Last Minute Trips to the Store. More people visit grocery stores, pie shops and liquor stores on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year. To avoid congested roadways and cramped parking lots, stock up on necessary holiday food and supplies prior to Wednesday.
Skip the Sales and Travel Home on Friday. When heading back home, Sunday and Friday are the best options for avoiding excessive traffic. Although most people are expected to be out-and-about for Black Friday deals, the majority of them will be on roadways very early, meaning there will be less traffic on the highways come mid-morning Friday.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident while traveling during the Thanksgiving season, contact the experienced car accident lawyer s at Stewart Bell, PLLC today.