Black Friday Driving Safety Tips

Black Friday Driving Safety Tips

Black Friday Driving Safety Tips

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto car accident lawyer. While some families look forward to carving a turkey on Thanksgiving, others are eager for Black Friday shopping hours to come. The most extreme shopping deals can result in parking and traffic mayhem. It is important to plan ahead of time and exercise safety precautions this Black Friday. A little planning in advance, can prevent accidents from hurting you, your loved ones and others on the road.

Map Out Your Shopping Venues

With so many drivers looking to get the best bang for their buck, their attention may be diverted from the road. Therefore, it is useful to have map apps such as Google Maps to help you predict roadway delays. These apps may also be used to let you know which areas to avoid and the best routes for travel. Be sure to use these apps when you are not behind the wheel of your motor vehicle to prevent a car accident from happening.

Driving in Parking Lots

Finding an empty parking spot during Black Friday may be virtually impossible. An accident may be waiting to happen due to hectic parking conditions, motorists arguing over parking spots and narrow aisles. Therefore, it is important to be aware of your surroundings and proceed with caution as adults and children may be difficult to observe outside of your vehicle.

Avoid Distractions

Using your cell phone while driving is never the best idea. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,477 victims lost their lives in distracted driving accidents in 2015 alone. If you have to use your cellular device for any reason, pull your vehicle off the road and park in a safe, well-lit area.

Get a Good Rest at Night

Some Black Friday deals may take place around midnight or during the early morning hours. It is vital to rest well prior to driving to your Black Friday destination. Feeling drowsy while driving is similar to drunk driving as it impairs your judgment, awareness and reaction time. A 2013 NHTSA report indicated that drowsy driving accounted for 72,000 motor vehicle accidents, 44,000 traumatic injuries and 800 fatalities. If you experience drowsiness while driving, try to switch drivers or park your vehicle in a safe location and take a nap.

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