In 2021, the Georgia Department of Public Safety estimated 13 deaths related to automobile crashes on New Year's weekend. There is no doubt that as social media leads to more promotion of social gatherings for the New Year's, more individuals take to the roadways to celebrate in public and private gatherings. Most New Year's celebrations will occur at night and into the early morning hours of January 1st. The tradition of toasting and drinking adds to the likelihood that individuals may be driving impaired. Here are a few tips to help keep Georgia roadways safe during this New Year's celebration.
1. Where possible, travel with a designated driver who you are certain will be sober and can operate a motor vehicle if you plan to consume alcoholic beverage.
2. Plan your outings. If rideshare to and from your destination of choice is available, plan to rideshare so to avoid driving while fatigue or impaired.
3. Where possible, attend gatherings closer to your residence to reduce the amount of driving.
4. When driving, NEVER drive while having been consuming alcoholic beverage and give plenty of distance between you and other motorists on the highway.
5. Avoid distractions while driving such as: eating, grooming, texting, or long phone conversations even where using ear pieces or bluetooth.
6. Do not engage in aggressive driving with other motorists. Not only will the reduce the chances of motor vehicle accidents, but it also can avoid dangerous road rage encounters.
We are car accident lawyers in Lawrenceville Georgia and we are devoted to helping injured victims. More importantly, we want to make sure that Georgia highways are safe. If you want to email or call us to discuss any other ways that you can help protect yourself and other motorists this Holiday Season, do not hesitate to give us a call today. 866-4-YARI-LAW.