Safe Driving Practices this Holiday Season

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, everyone has somewhere to be and there never seems to be enough hours in the day to get everything done. Most crashes in Texas – with December being no exception – result from speeding, failure to yield, driving under the influence of alcohol, following too closely, and running red lights and stop signs. Be cognizant of these tips whenever you get behind the wheel to ensure you’re taking all the proper safety measures to avoid a collision:

  • Slow down and drive appropriately considering the weather conditions
  • Drive friendly – it’s the season of giving so go ahead and yield to other drivers and be courteous
  • Maintain a safe distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of yours
  • Look both ways before entering an intersection
  • Signal every turn and every lane change
  • Come to complete stops at stop signs and red lights
  • *I know you don’t need to hear this one*…but really, don’t drink and drive – use one of the various rideshare apps at your disposal

And remember that the following are not simply guidelines to follow when driving, but actual Texas laws:

  • Texting while driving is illegal everywhere in Texas
  • Using any handheld device in your vehicle while driving in a school zone is illegal
  • All drivers and passengers are required to wear seat belts

Unfortunately, accidents and collisions still occur even when you’re doing everything by the book and taking extra precautions. If you or someone you know has been injured as the result of a motor vehicle collision, it is important to understand your right to recover.  Our attorneys at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to obtain just compensation for their clients. Call us today at 713-222-7211 or 1-800-870-9584 for your free consultation.