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AAA representative provides helpful driving tips for the holidays

It's the holidays! This is the time of year that offers so many opportunities for fun with friends and family. Perhaps your plans include driving somewhere to share a Thanksgiving meal. Or maybe you are looking forward to doing some traveling during the Christmas or New Year's holidays. But along with the anticipation, you may also be feeling some apprehension because you know that holiday driving can at times be a nightmare.

But there are some steps, which are recommended by the AAA, that you can take in an effort to minimize potential problems on the road. First of all, your preparation is very important. Before you start on your journey, make sure you do some basic maintenance. Check your fluid levels, hoses, belts, and tires to make sure that your care is truly roadworthy.

A AAA representative also advises that while you are driving, you need to avoid becoming distracted by talking to passengers, eating, listening to music or using mobile devices. You want your attention placed squarely on the conditions of the road.

And one more very important thing to remember is that all drivers must slow down to 20 miles per hour when approaching an emergency scene. Moreover, when you see a stopped emergency vehicle, you need to move out of the lane closest to the scene. This is called the "move over, slow down law."

Unfortunately, breakdowns, flat tires, and other emergency events can happen at any time, even the holidays. And if you should find yourself stuck on the side of the road, it is critical for all other road users to pass with caution. If a negligent driver should strike you or your vehicle, you could suffer very severe injuries.

Hopefully, your holidays will meet your expectations and then some. But if you should have the misfortune of being injured while on the road, an experienced personal injury attorney could work on your behalf in an effort to get you appropriate compensation.

Source: TWC News, "AAA Offers Holiday Driving Tips," Nov. 20, 2016

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