AAA of Texas, this year, has predicted that holiday travelers driving to and through Texas will put nearly eight million additional drivers on Texas roads between Christmas and New Years. That’s a huge additional burden on the highway patrol, and on the state’s highway infrastructure. Analysts expect Texans to drive an average of nine hundred and forty-three miles, each, this holiday season, an increase from last year.
Unfortunately, considering all of the events and parties that a lot of those drivers will be traveling to and from, you have to assume that quite a few of them will be driving under the influence of alcohol. So, when you drive this holiday, you need to be aware that there will be heavier traffic, potentially bad weather conditions, and a number of drunk drivers on the road. It sounds like a nightmare, but if you drive with caution and know your rights, you can gain some peace of mind and enjoy your holiday season and travels without anxiety.
Talking with an accident attorney in Houston about your rights – and what’s due to you if you’re in an accident that was not your fault – can help to put your mind at ease. You should find and keep the contact information for an accident attorney in Houston on hand when you head out for any car trips this holiday season.
In the case of an accident, your first call is usually to the police or the paramedics, but you’re next call should absolutely be to an accident attorney in Houston. If you don’t have the number of a trusted attorney, like the ones at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP, on-hand, you may find yourself at a loss.
If, however, you prepare yourself and carry that information with you, you’ll always know that you have someone on your side if an accident happens. Just knowing that can help you drive with confidence, which will help you drive safer and keep your mind on what’s happening on the road, rather than what happens if you’re in an accident.