Thanksgiving is the holiday that brings family and friends together to give thanks for everything in their lives. Family and friends come together braving long distances to to come together, reflect, and sometimes give to others that are less fortunate. Most people will drive this Thanksgiving holiday in order to reach their family dinners. South Floridians will be no exception to this. Like many others throughout the United States, travel will likely commence tommorrow.
Due to the large amount of individuals ancipated to be traveling on the road, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) publishes a yearly consumer advisory due to the number of deaths that occur during the Thanksgiving holiday. NHTSA reported that in 2012, 412 people died in traffic accidents during the Thanksgiving Holiday. Most causes of death were a result of failing to wear a seat belt and being involved in a car accident with a drunk driver.
Please follow the following tips in order to have a great and safe Thanksgiving holiday:
Wear your seat belt;
Don’t drive drunk or get in a car with a drunk driver;
Don’t drive if you are too tired or sleepy;
Check your car’s tires. This means checking the air pressure in your tires and that that there aren’t any weak spots in your tire where a blowout could occur;
Check your windshield wipers;
Make sure that all of you vehicle’s lights are in working order;
Check the weather before leaving your home or before heading back;
If your vehicle breaks down – do not get out of your vehicle and stand on the side of the road;
Olga Porven wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday. Be safe out there and make sure that we have one more year to be thankful for.