It’s now December, so we have well and truly entered the holiday season. With Christmas and New Year’s just around the corner, people are starting to make plans and meet up on their time off.
What does the holiday season mean for drivers in Michigan? Are there any unique hazards to look out for? Outlined below are some important things to keep in mind.
Visitors in unfamiliar territory
A lot of adult kids will be heading home from college during the holidays. Maybe parents are going to visit them. In any case, this means lots of drivers end up in unfamiliar territories. Highways can all be quite similar, but every town and city has its own quirks.
Driving in new or unfamiliar territory can be tricky, and it may also increase the risk of an accident. One hesitation or missed traffic signal is all it takes for a crash to occur. So, this holiday season, it’s important to be wary of drivers who aren’t sure where they are going.
The holiday season is a time for friends and family to get together. Sometimes, this involves nights out or gatherings where alcohol is consumed. Not only does this mean that festive drinkers may be strolling home on the sidewalks, but some might take the chance of getting behind the wheel. This holiday season, make sure you’re prepared to encounter more impaired drivers than usual.
All you can do is ensure that you drive as safely as possible and hope that others do the same. Sadly, this doesn’t always happen and a negligent driver might cause you severe injuries. If this has happened to you, make sure you look into your legal options.