How Can I Drive Safely This Easter Weekend?

Delaware County Car Accident Lawyers at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello Can Help You if You Have Been Injured in a Travel-Related Collision.

Easter is a major weekend in the United States, including Greater Philadelphia region. Traffic is congested on most weekends, but it is even more congested and busy on Easter during the holiday weekend. Many people travel to see family and friends to celebrate the holiday together, but with increased holiday traffic comes an increase in car crashes. There are certain things you should do to make your travel on Easter weekend safer.

 

Check the Weather

 

Although the weather in mid-April is getting nicer and warmer in West Chester and Philadelphia, there is always the chance that we will still have bad weather, even winter weather. Before your trip, check the weather to make sure you will not be running into snow, sleet, or heavy rain. If that is a possibility, you can always change your plans by either leaving earlier or later to avoid the inclement weather. This is important because along with bad weather there is always the increased risk of car crashes.

 

Check the Maintenance on Your Car

 

Make sure your vehicle is in top running order. Check the windshield wiper fluid. Make sure your tires are fully inflated to manufacturers standards, which will help with gas mileage and accident prevention. Under-inflated tires leave more of a chance that your vehicle will lose traction on slippery and wet roads.

 

Have an Emergency Kit

 

Since car accidents are unpredictable, every vehicle owner should have an emergency kit in the trunk of their car. You may be stuck on a highway for hours due to multi-vehicle accidents up ahead. Your vehicle may break down and you will be stuck on the side of the road for hours with cold and freezing weather outside. Whatever the emergency, an emergency kit can help. Here are some things to put in your vehicle emergency kit:

 

  • First aid kit.
  • Drinking water.
  • A power charging block that can charge a cell phone or jump your battery, if necessary.
  • A tire inflator and tire pressure gauge.
  • Large flashlight.
  • Nonperishable food and snacks.
  • Extra warm clothing, such as socks, hats, and gloves.
  • Fire extinguisher.
  • Rain poncho.
  • Duct tape.
  • Road flares to alert oncoming traffic of your stopped car.
  • Ice/snow scraper.
  • Electrical tape.
  • Bungie cords and zip ties.

 

Delaware County Car Accident Lawyers at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello Can Help You if You Have Been Injured in a Travel-Related Collision

 

If you have been injured in a car crash during the Easter holiday weekend, you should seek legal guidance. Our Delaware County car accident lawyers at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello help those seriously injured in collisions. Contact us online or call us at 610-892-4940 to schedule a free consultation. Located in Media, Pennsylvania, we represent clients in Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Lancaster, Montgomery County, Norristown, Philadelphia, Reading, and West Chester.

 

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