Study shows that drivers in Dallas, TX are more prone to auto accidents during the holiday season than at any other time of the year.
According to an All State company review of claims between 2006 and 2010, accidents spike over 22% more than their daily average on December 24th than on any other day of the year. The same findings were found throughout several other dates in December.
The findings show that the following dates are the most dangerous for drivers in Texas.
- Dec. 24
- Dec. 18
- Apr. 7
- Dec. 1
- Dec. 11
While there is no definitive answer as to why these spikes occur during the holidays, it’s safe to say that the increased traveling and Christmas shopping added with the whether conditions and other distractions play a part.
The following are just a couple words of advice to keep safe this year.
It is no secret that texting, emailing, calling, or doing anything on a cell phone takes away limbs and concentration from driving. The better aware you are of your surroundings the better.
Beware of Conditions
Whether it is rain, snow, or even just traffic make sure you are either give yourself enough time to get to where you need to be and give enough space between yourself and the car in front of you. Obviously sleek conditions make it more dangerous to drive on the roads, be safe and drive slower.
Do Not Drink and Drive
One of the most expensive, dangerous, and idiotic things you can do as a driver is to drive while intoxicated. It is not worth it. Have a sleepover, plan for a designated driver, take a cab, rent a Hotel, do whatever you need to do just do not drink and drive.
If you or someone you know is involved in an accident this Holiday season contact a personal injury and accident lawyer immediately.