Without warning, the holidays are upon us and almost over. At The Pittman
Firm, P.A., we hope you have had a wonderful holiday thus far and have
an even better new year. We would like to take a moment to thank you for
your support and trust. We understand how painful injuries can be. These
injuries are more debilitating and traumatizing when you realize that
they could have been prevented. We understand personal injury and wrongful
death cases must be handled with compassion and care. That is exactly
what our Florida lawyers strive to do.
This holiday season, we know that many individuals will be traveling. While
some may fly out of town, many people will take to the roads to visit
family and friends locally. If you are driving this holiday and New Year,
we urge caution to fend off any avoidable accidents. Because we care about
your safety, we have compiled a few tips to see you through.
Check Your Vehicle Before Use
Before getting into your car to visit grandparents or your parents, make
sure to check that your vehicle is working properly. Look to see if your
lights are working properly (so you can alert other drivers of your intentions
while on the road). Make sure your car doesn’t need an oil change.
Moreover, definitely make sure that your tires are in good shape. This
includes tire pressure. If you are in a snowy or icy area, be sure to
put chains on your tires.
Plan Your Route in Advance
Many people take to the roads during the holidays, usually all at once.
If you know that the highways and streets will be crowded, try to plan
alternate routes in advanced so that you are not scrambling last minute
or stuck in traffic.
Follow the Speed Limit
Because streets and roads tend to be busier during the holidays, it is
even more important that you abide by the posted speed limit. Things like
traffic and weather conditions can garner a slower speed. If you need
to leave earlier in order to avoid rushing, do it! It can save lives.
Watch for Cyclists and Pedestrians
Although unlikely in extremely cold areas, there are people who like to
walk in Florida. When you are driving, make sure to pay special attention
to pedestrians. Also, share the road with the cyclists. They, too, have
places they need to be.
Make Sure You are Fit to Drive
If you lack sleep / rest or have been drinking, do not get into the car.
Many accidents occur because people drive while intoxicated or sleep deprived.
Many accidents can be avoided if you take care of yourself and use proper
We hope that these traffic safety tips help you during the holidays. From
our family at The Pittman Firm to yours, have a great holiday and happy
New Year! If you are injured due to negligence or carelessness, contact
our Florida personal injury attorneys today.