Sleek & Williamson Insurance Agency | Safe Driving Tips for the Holidays

The holidays can be a frantic and busy time, so it is no surprise that many vehicular accidents take place during this season. The increased travel means more incidents, so it is important to take certain steps and precautions to avoid being involved in an automobile accident during this joyous and busy holiday season.

Wear your seat belt

First of all, it is the law. Second, while wearing your seat belt may not prevent an accident, it can save your life in the event of one. So be sure that you and your passengers are buckled up. It is important, too, to make sure little ones are properly restrained in the appropriate car seats and in the correct area of the vehicle.

Take a deep breath

It is easy to become frustrated when driving at this time of the years. Roads are congested and it seems as if everyone is on the road at the same time. Because of the business of the season, everyone is in a hurry – but keep a level head. Frustration, hurriedness and driving do not make a good combination. Prevent accidents by staying calm and alert.

Don’t drink and drive

It is never okay to drink and drive. With all the holiday parties and gatherings, there will be more people on the road that have consumed alcohol – don’t be one of those people. Always use a designated driver or cab service. If you see someone on the road that looks like they may have been drinking – don’t hesitate to contact the authorities. You may save someone’s life.

Stay Awake

Driving drowsy can be just as dangerous as driving intoxicated. Eating a large meal before getting behind the wheel can cause a driver to become drowsy and fall asleep. If you have to drive right after a meal, be careful not to overindulge or plan to take a break during the drive.

We hope these tips will be helpful to you this holiday season. For more information about Sleek & Williamson Insurance Agency or our auto insurance rates – give us a call at (770) 489-2403 or contact us on the web: Happy Holidays to you all!


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