AAA projects close to 43 million Americans will travel 50 or more miles from home this upcoming 4th of July weekend. 84%, around 36 million, will do so entirely by car. This year, the Fourth of July travel forecast covers the dates between Thursday, June 30th and Monday, July 4th. If you plan on traveling during this time, take extra care to help ensure you and those with whom you share the road are kept safe.
Tips for Preventing an Auto Accident
You can help prevent causing an auto accident this July 4th weekend by:
- Avoiding cellphone use, including talking on the phone, while driving
- Keeping your attention entirely on the road
- Not drinking and driving
- Allowing extra time to get to your destination
- Using turn signals and obeying all traffic regulations
You can further help prevent causing an accident by allowing for a 2-3 car gap in between your vehicle and the one in front of you.
Driving safely can help prevent you from causing an accident. It cannot, however, always protect you against an accident caused by someone else. If you are injured while traveling this Fourth of July weekend, the Omaha car accident attorneys at Copple Rockey can help you get the compensation you are due.