How to Avoid a New Year’s Eve Car Accident

December 30, 2022

According to the National Safety Council, car accidents increase significantly during the holiday season. Drunk driving, bad weather, and increased traffic all contribute to the danger and risk of a New Year’s Eve car accident.

Increased New Year’s Eve Traffic

On New Year’s Eve, many people will be out on the roads. Expect delays and plan accordingly. Leave earlier than usual to reach your destination on time, and stay off the roads if possible.

Nighttime Driving Risks

Nighttime driving can be hazardous no matter what day it is, but it’s especially risky on New Year’s Eve due to increased car traffic and impaired drivers. Ensure your car is in good condition and your headlights are working properly before driving at night.

Holiday Weather and Freezing or Snowy Roadways

Inclement weather can make roads slippery, so take extra caution when driving in winter conditions like snow or ice. Slow down, leave plenty of space between you and other cars, and adjust your speed for the conditions.

New Year’s Drunk Driving

New Year’s Eve attracts many drunk drivers to roadways across Kentucky and throughout the US. Be aware of reckless behavior on the roads, such as swerving, weaving, and speeding. If you spot a car driving erratically, do not confront them; just call the police to report it.

Emergency Holiday Roadway Kit

Finally, make sure you have an emergency car kit in your car at all times, including jumper cables, a first-aid kit, a flashlight with extra batteries, and blankets. Getting stranded on the side of the highway is especially dangerous in cold weather and during busy holidays.

Car Accident Attorneys Can Help

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, our holiday car accident attorneys can help. Our experienced car accident lawyers will fight for the compensation you deserve and ensure your rights are protected.

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