The holiday season has arrived here on Long Island and with it comes parties, celebrations and, unfortunately, more dangers on the road for those that drive. We all know holiday traffic can be a disaster. There are also increased risks on the road, including:
- Poor road conditions due to ice, snow, sleet and other winter hazards
- Increase in those that drink and drive
- Distractions such as holiday lights and decorations
- Increased driver fatigue
Some tips for driving around Long Island this holiday season:
- If possible, do not plan long trips if the weather forecast is bad.
- Always be alert to what is going on around you on the road, including drivers that seem to be swerving or speeding.
- Make sure to completely clear your vehicle of snow and ice. Snow that is not blocking your vision can still shoot off your vehicle into other cars around you.
- If you must drive in bad weather, drive slowly and leave plenty of room between you and the car in front of you
- Never drink and drive, get in the car with someone you suspect was drinking or let someone you know drive while intoxicated.
- Keep our free resource, Auto Accident Guide: The Essential Car Companion, in your glove compartment.
- Most importantly, use common sense and extra caution when driving this holiday season to keep you and your loved ones safe.
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