43.5 Million on the Road This Thanksgiving

Looking at the dates between Wednesday, November 23rd and Sunday, November 27th, AAA predicts 43.5 million Americans will travel 50 or more miles from home by vehicle. This number represents nearly 90% of the projected 48.7 million Thanksgiving holiday travelers and marks the busiest forecast in nine years. Please make sure your vehicle is in good working condition if you plan on traveling over Thanksgiving weekend and be sure to use extra caution while driving to help protect yourself and others during this time of increased traffic.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, a life is lost in a car accident, on average, every 2.5 hours in our state. During times of increased traffic, this number rises. You can help avoid becoming part of or adding to this frightening statistic by driving cautiously to your Thanksgiving celebration.

Texting while driving, drunk or intoxicated driving, and aggressive or reckless driving are all leading causes of car accidents in Texas and Arkansas. Avoid these common car accident causes to help protect yourself, those you love, and everyone else on the road – and not just during busy travel times, but whenever you are behind the wheel. Developing good habits daily helps ensure their extension when traffic and the risk of accidents increase.

Our Dallas personal injury lawyers wish you a safe, happy, and healthy Thanksgiving holiday. If you are injured while traveling to your destination or if a loved one is killed in a car accident, please use our online contact form or call 972-230-6200 to schedule a free consultation. The personal injury attorneys at Polewski & Associates serve Dallas, North Texas, and Arkansas.

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