According to AAA, an estimated 103 million Americans will travel for the holidays this year – 93.6 million by car alone. This marks the largest holiday travel forecast on record and represents a 1.5% increase over 2015.
Due to recent snow storms in Colorado, the roads are already a bit more treacherous than normal. Add to these a projected storm on Christmas day itself and travel conditions are prime for accidents and injuries. This makes increased caution all the more important while driving during the next few weeks.
Boulder car accident lawyer Christopher Jeffress wishes you safe holiday travels and joyful celebrations with family and friends. Please help everyone reach their destination safely by:
- Avoiding alcohol if you are driving
- Not using your cellphone while operating your car
- Giving yourself extra time to get to your destination
Especially when driving in Colorado after a storm, it is important to allow three to four car-lengths between you and the car in front of you. This allows you plenty of time to react if they should lose control, slide, or need to break suddenly. When streets are icy, drive below the speed limit to help prevent a loss of vehicle control. Take your time, exercise caution, and stay sober and alert to help ensure you and everyone you are sharing the road with gets a chance to enjoy their Holiday celebrations.
If you are injured while driving this Holiday Season, please contact Jeffress Law online or call 303-993-8685 to schedule a free consultation at our Boulder, CO office. Attorney Jeffress serves the Front Range communities of Broomfield, Louisville, Nederland, Lyons, and all surrounding areas of Colorado.