With typical Alabama winter temperatures ranging between 50 and over 60 degrees, drivers in the state do not experience the extreme holiday weather conditions as those in the northern states. In 2013, Alabama Media Group reported information from a recent study by the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety. It showed that the days immediately prior to Christmas are among the most dangerous times on the road. Just about any Tuscaloosa auto injury lawyer would agree that the study’s findings remain just as true today.
A Variety of Different Traffic Patterns Affects Roadway Safety
Individuals who make daily commutes to and from work in major metropolitan areas might argue that these traffic conditions are the most congested. However, these drivers know and understand rush hour conditions and generally have the skills and experience to help anticipate and avoid accidents. Holiday drivers do not benefit from long-term experience and can be subject to risks such as the following:
Common Sense Tips for Staying Safe during Holiday Driving
Motorists can reduce the risk of holiday travel by reviewing these tips before heading out:
With gas prices significantly lower than they were at this time in 2014, holiday drivers can expect more company on the road for short- and long-distance trips. Unfortunately, drivers cannot control other drivers, so remain watchful and drive defensively.
The Risks of Backover and Parking Lot Accidents During the Holiday Season, Tuscaloosa Car Accident Blog
Birmingham Accident Risks Increase as Holidays Approach, Birmingham Car Accident Blog
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