It’s too late for an auto accident attorney in West Palm Beach to
give you advice to prevent a New Year’s Eve car crash. We’ve
already made it to 2012. Perhaps you or a friend did get into an auto
accident in West Palm Beach County or a surrounding area. Perhaps you
made it through the holiday unscathed. Going forward, however, you need
some tips and tactics to protect yourself and others on the road on holidays
like New Year’s Eve, Super Bowl Sunday, and the 4th of July.
Below, an auto accident attorney in West Palm Beach offers savvy tips
for accident prevention on dangerous days (and nights):
- Reduce the amount of driving you do on dangerous days.
Go to parties close to home. Stick to roads you know. Limit the number
of hours and miles you log, particularly if you drive near places like
college campuses or lively areas of your city. Accident prevention is
a numbers game. Avoiding the most likely dangerous places to drive is
just common sense.
- Maximize your mindfulness behind the wheel.
You might be tempted to chat with friends, listen to live music, or even
chat on your cell phone using a hands-free headset. Avoid the temptation.
Minimize distractions, so that you can maximize your ability to pick up
on and avoid the dangerous drivers out there.
Check your brakes, your fluid levels, your tire pressure, and other safety
features regularly. Your ability to maneuver during an accident will depend
intimately on the quality of your vehicle’s safety systems and maintenance.
You know your own behaviors, flaws, and tendencies. If you are prone to
“party hard” during the holidays and lose your sense of good
judgment, develop contingency plans in advance. For instance, ask a friend
to pick you up at a certain hour, no matter what you say at the time.
If you have a history of getting behind the wheel when you really shouldn’t,
give away your keys before you go out and take a cab home.
To make sense of your West Palm Beach auto accident, connect with the team
at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb. Pick up our free accident kit
for Florida auto accident victims on our website, or call us at 1-(561)
600-5605 for help with your case.