It can be difficult to know what to expect during the holiday season. That is where travel predictions from industry experts come in handy. These reports provide information about the number of drivers that are likely to hit the road, peak congestion times, and other key insights that may help you avoid a motor vehicle collision on your way to visit family or friends.
One of the leading resources comes from the American Automobile Association, Inc., more commonly known as AAA. It recently released its 2021 Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Forecast. Our attorneys want to highlight a few takeaways from this report that you may find useful, including that:
- 48.3 million Americans are expected to travel by car
- Wednesday afternoon will likely be the heaviest travel day
- Peak congestion will occur in major metropolitan areas between 1:30 pm and 6:00 pm
In addition to these predictions, there are a few other points to keep in mind. For example, it is important to realize that the day before Thanksgiving sees more drunk driving accidents than many other days of the year. In fact, it is sometimes referred to as the biggest bar night in America. Others call the date “Drinksgiving.” Remember the dangers of drinking and driving and make a plan to get home after any pre-holiday celebrations that involve alcoholic beverages.
Additionally, hazards such as winter weather and lack of daylight can be problematic. If you are planning a road trip, make sure that you get the key components of your vehicle inspected first. You will be better prepared to deal with these road dangers if your car is in the best condition.
Our Attorneys Are Here to Help Injured Nebraskans
We hope that your holiday travels are safe and uneventful. However, there is only so much that you can do to protect yourself against reckless drivers. If the unthinkable happens and you get injured in a crash, our lawyers can help you pursue the justice and compensation you deserve.
Call 402-371-4300 to schedule a motor vehicle accident case evaluation with our skilled legal team. Copple, Rockey, & Schlecht serves injured clients from Omaha, Norfolk, Lincoln, and across Nebraska.