As preparations for Thanksgiving dinner have begun for families all across the United States, many families will also be traveling by car to see their loved ones and families for the holiday.
Unfortunately, Thanksgiving is also the worst time of the year for car accidents. With the heaviest car travel starting today, there will be numerous accidents this week.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), there were 4,235 crashes and 49 deaths in Pennsylvania last year during Thanksgiving travel time.
With millions of people driving on the road, drivers need to keep their eyes open and avoid distractions such as:
These distractions can cause serious car accidents in a blink of an eye.
If you are traveling in Pennsylvania, it is illegal to text while you drive. If you absolutely have to text or talk on the phone, have your passengers text or call for you or pull over to text or call.
If you are traveling in New Jersey, it is illegal to text or talk on the phone while you drive.
If you text and drive and cause a serious car accident, you can be held legally accountable for the accident. If you text and drive, think about the consequences and effects a car accident can have on innocent people. You could seriously hurt or kill another person on the road.
Don't text and drive. Don't ruin another person or family's holiday. No text is that important.
If you have questions about the law for distracted driving or car accidents in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or New Jersey, feel free to contact our car accident lawyers at 877.944.8396.
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