We all know that the holidays are a time when drivers tend to be stressed out. The hustle of driving from the mall to family gatherings to work and then home can leave anyone a little mentally fatigued. Bad weather and an increase in the number of motorists on the road at this time of year does not help the situation. Add in all of the folks from out of town and you have a recipe for frazzled nerves and the potential for a road rage filled holiday season.
It’s no secret that Florida is a popular destination for visitors from the frozen north at this time of year. Our balmy temperatures and sunny skies bring in families by the dozens between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. What many people fail to remember is that Uncle John and Aunt Sally from Chicago do not have the advantage that native Floridians have when driving our scenic highways and byways – we know where we are going.
According to Progressive Insurance, Florida is the state in which most drivers are likely to submit an out-of-state accident claim. The day the most out-of-state claims occur is the Sunday after Thanksgiving. If drivers could wait one more full day and travel home on Monday, their chance of being involved in an accident drops 37 percent.
Whatever day you and your loved ones decide to travel home, one of the most important things under your control is your mental state of mind. Though everyone feels pressure around the holidays, it is up to you to keep your temper in check and to keep in mind that everyone else feels the same way you do. Try to leave twenty minutes early when you have to be somewhere. Take a deep breath when you get behind the wheel, and above all exercise a little kindness for your fellow drivers. It can be the difference between arriving safely and not arriving at your destination at all.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, please give the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. a call today at 888-FLA-AUTO (888-352-2886).
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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