Are you Driving for Thanksgiving?
According to the American Safety Council, Thanksgiving is one of the most dangerous holidays for drivers. 46.9 million people are predicted to be on the roads this Thanksgiving. The heaviest traffic is between 2PM and 5PM on Thanksgiving Day.
Traffic Tickets also increase around the holiday season. Here are 3 simple ways to avoid being ticketed this Thanksgiving.
- Avoid your Cellphone. You could easily receive a Cellphone ticket while fidgeting with your GPS, sending a quick text message, or even checking the time. You can receive a summons for anything while holding your Cellphone. If you absolutely need to use your it, use Bluetooth or any other hands-free system. Better yet, pull over and shut off your engine before touching your device.
- DUI arrests are also highest starting on Thanksgiving and ending on the day after New Year’s. Exercise caution while driving and plan to have a designated driver if you intend on drinking. If you’re BAC exceeds .08% you can be arrested.
- Do NOT speed. Traffic can be overbearing during the holiday season and you may be running late, but whatever you do stay under the speed limit. Speeding tickets can add 3 to 11 points on your license.
Here at the Law Office of Michael Block, we wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving. Drive carefully and call us if you receive any traffic tickets at (212) 227-9008 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about how we can defend your traffic violations.
*Photo Credit: “Northbound I-405 rush hour” By: Oran Viryincy/(Source: Flickr)