Summer weekends can be the highlight of your year, but they also lay claim to being the most common time for car accidents to occur. Avoid car accidents this weekend by following these safe driving tips, provided by the Law Offices of David Van Sant and the Georgia Department of Public Safety:
1. Plan your weekend travel for daylight hours. More accidents occur on weekend nights after dark in the summer than at any other time of the year.
2. Never drink and drive. If you plan to drink, designate a sober driver. Take the keys away from anyone you suspect of being drunk. Do your part to keep impaired drivers off the road.
3. When you are driving, keep distractions to a minimum. No cell phone calls, no texting, no eating, no reaching into the backseat for the baby’s bottle or a map. If you have to do call someone, look for directions, or get something to eat, pull over to a safe location and take care of the issue.
4. Watch for erratic behavior from other drivers. You can’t anticipate what another driver will do at any moment in time, but you can keep an eye out for obvious signs of impaired driving and avoid those cars or trucks by staying well behind them.
Summer weekends can be the highlight of your year, so be sure to take the extra precautions of avoiding car accidents and driving safe. If you’re in a car accident and are injured, you will need the help of an experienced attorney who cares about your case. Contact the Law Offices of David Van Sant if you are injured in a car accident in Georgia.