June 29, 2012
With the Fourth of July fast approaching, Texas motorists are being advised to use caution when traveling due to high rates of highway congestion. According to KVUE News, approximately 2.98 million Texans are expected to travel more than 50 miles from home beginning this coming Friday through Sunday.
Rhonda Wilson, vice president of AAA—the organization that made the prediction—says that the increase in traffic is due to “Texans’ desire for travel, a mid-week holiday where many travelers may choose to extend their vacation, and lower gas prices.”
In response to the increase in traffic, and to help prevent a Texas Car Accident from occurring, the Texas Highway Patrol (THP) says that its agency, in conjunction with other local law enforcement departments, will be conducting numerous sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols statewide.
The THP is also offering travelers several tips in order to stay safe on the highway:
- Have your vehicle inspected for maintenance issues before traveling.
- Take breaks often in order to prevent driver fatigue.
- Most importantly, always buckle up and never drink and drive.
The Bryan Personal Injury Lawyers with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers would like to add that preventing distractions while behind the wheel, such as operating cellphones or GPS units, will also significantly decrease your chances of being involved in a Texas Auto Accident. They suggest inputting all data into the GPS and making all calls before the vehicle moves.