How can I Stay Safe While Traveling for Thanksgiving?

November 24, 2020

The holiday season can be challenging for a lot of people, and it can also be a dangerous time to travel. More people on the highways means more risks as people are in a rush to get to their destinations. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic adds new challenges and considerations when traveling. It is a good idea to do some pre-planning and to keep an eye on safety when making Thanksgiving plans.

The week of Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel times of the year. Many people drive to visit with friends and family, and the increased number of motorists leads to higher chances of car accidents. While the risk cannot be completely eliminated, taking precautions leads to a safer trip:

  • Pay attention to the road. Distracted driving can be fatal. Keep one’s focus on the road.
  • Plan the trip ahead of time. Make sure to have everything that is needed, check the weather in advance, and be prepared.
  • Do not rush to the travel destination. A driver is probably going to be better off getting up early to get the trip started.
  • Make sure seat belts are fastened. Remember, seat belts save lives. Drivers and passengers must wear seat belts.

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

COVID-19 cases are on the rise again, so travel should be avoided if it is possible. If one does plan to travel for Thanksgiving, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends doing the following:

  • Stay informed about COVID-19 in the community. State, city, and county information is readily available online. If one is planning to take a trip to an area where COVID-19 numbers are high, they should rethink the travel plans. Furthermore, if one lives in an area that is heavily impacted by the virus, they should avoid having guests.
  • Think about the guest list. Experts recommend keeping numbers small when it comes to social gatherings. Also, think about the guest list. Some people may be at a higher risk of transmitting the virus due to potential exposures. Others may be at a higher risk for complications if they did contract COVID-19.
  • Social distance when it is possible. Keeping a safe distance is the easiest way to stay healthy during this pandemic.

Thank About Mental Health This Thanksgiving

The holidays are often stressful for many people. It is almost expected to not get enough sleep around Thanksgiving, with travel time, meal prep, hosting duties, and everything else that goes into the holiday celebrations. Stress can lead to a host of health problems, so relax and think about one’s well-being. If an accident does occur, a lawyer will be able to assist with a personal injury claim.

Chester County Car Accident Lawyers at Eckell Sparks Help Clients with Their Car Accident Cases

If you were injured in a car accident, you may be able to receive compensation to help cover medical costs and vehicular damage. Our Chester County car accident lawyers at Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C. work with victims who need compensation. Contact us online or call us at 610-565-3701 for a free consultation. Located in West Chester and Media, Pennsylvania, we proudly serve clients throughout Chester County, Montgomery County, and Delaware County.