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A Car Crash Can Disrupt Your Holiday Season
By Pyle Law, December 26 2019 8:12 pm
A Car Crash Can Disrupt Your Holiday Season

The holidays are obviously the busiest season of the year, and there’s plenty to look forward to.  With the holidays come many, many festivities, but an increase in car accidents is also, unfortunately, a reality of the holidays.  While there is no good time to be in a car accident, a car crash during the holidays can be especially disruptive. If another driver’s negligence leaves you injuredt this holiday season, you need an experienced Kansas car accident attorney on your side. 

Risks Associated with the Holidays

The holiday season is filled with fun and festivities, but with all those good times come increased risks for traffic accidents, including:

  • An increase in traffic
  • Rushed drivers who are more prone to speeding and otherwise driving aggressively
  • An increase in impaired drivers
  • The dangers associated with winter weather

The Holidays and Impaired Drivers

Impaired drivers represent a significant danger throughout the year, but the number of impaired motorists on the road increases during the holidays.  Impaired drivers are dangerous drivers who make our roadways less safe for everyone who travels them. Yes, the holidays come with plenty of occasions for overindulging, but this is obviously no excuse for driving under the influence of alcohol. 

The Holidays and Distracted Drivers

Driving is an immense responsibility that requires our utmost attention.  When a driver allows his or her attention to be diverted from the primary task of driving safely, that driver makes our roadways less safe.  While there are any number of distractions out there, smartphone usage is by far the most dangerous. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the average amount of time it takes to engage in a text message is 5 seconds, which translates (at highway speeds) to driving blind for the entire length of a football field.

The Holidays and Aggressive Drivers

The bustle of the holidays can rattle even the calmest among us, but safe drivers never allow this to affect their driving.  The increased traffic of the holidays can bring out the worst in drivers who are prone to driving aggressively in the first place, and this makes traveling by car more dangerous for everyone.  Excessive speeding is the most common sign of aggressive driving, but aggressive drivers tend to engage in more than one type of aggressive driving at any given time. This can include:

  • Swerving in and out of traffic
  • Tailgating
  • Ignoring traffic signs and signals
  • Failing to yield appropriately
  • Honking incessantly (or otherwise provoking)

Always steer clear of aggressive drivers – and alert the authorities if necessary. 

If Another Driver’s Negligence Leaves You Injured this Holiday Season, Consult with an Experienced Kansas Car Accident Attorney 

A car accident during the holidays can be especially disruptive, but attorney Tom Pyle at Pyle Law in McPherson, Kansas, has the experience and compassion to help.  Our dedicated legal team is committed to helping you fully recover on the damages you’ve sustained. We’re on your side, so please don’t hesitate to contact or call us at (888) 381-1155 for more information today. 

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