Memorial Day 2017: 39.3 Million Drivers Expected
This year, AAA predicts over 12.2% of the U.S. population will hit the road for the coming Memorial Day Holiday. The odds of getting into a motor vehicle accident increase and with that, the chances of life altering injuries as result of a collision make driver safety the Millar & Mixon, LLC Hot Topic of the Month.
Memorial Day should be about family, remembrance, good times, and relaxation. While travelling with family and friends, it is important to focus on the road and keep distractions to a minimum. Below are a few tips that will help you travel safely this holiday:
- Always Wear Your Seat Belt – No matter how experienced the driver, it is critical that a seatbelt is worn while the vehicle is motion. If a long road-trip is ahead, wearing a Seat Belt could save your life and the lives of your passengers.
- Adjust Your Mirrors Before Driving – One hazard can arise simply from switching drivers. Most people drive their own vehicle but in the event of a long trip, multiple drivers are needed to complete the trip. Always adjust the mirrors so the line of sight behind the vehicle is in clear view. This will keep you safe when changing lanes, parking, and keep your rear view vision unobstructed.
- Test All Lights & Signals Before The Trip – On most days, the vehicle lights and signals are taken for granted. When they work, there is no cause for alarm but should a taillight go out, it could endanger you while driving. Be sure to turn your lights on and off while someone confirms the lights are operational. Having working lights and signals will help you stay safe while driving.
Unfortunately, accidents happen that’s why it is important to ensure safety and that you have options should an accident occur. If you’re driving and are struck by another vehicle while traveling in Georgia, call us anytime, 24/7 at 404-620-4301 and we will ensure you get the settlement you deserve so you can enjoy the holidays for years to come!