Holiday Travel Season Begins, ALDOT Gives Tips for Safety

Thursday, November 16, 2017

 

The holiday season is here and that means more people hitting the highways. During the fall and winter months, there are traditionally a significantly higher number of car accidents involving deer, and other wildlife. 

 

The Alabama Department of Transportation has a number of tips to help you avoid collisions. Drive defensively and expect the unexpected. Scan the roadsides and watch for animals. Think ahead about how you might react. Be prepared to quickly slow down or brake suddenly. Know when not to swerve. 

 

If you suddenly have an animal in your path- brake firmly, but don’t swerve or leave your lane. Many animals travel in herds or groups, be cautious of your surroundings, especially when near water. Always obey speed limits and wear seat belts. 

 

These tips are designed to help you avoid accidents and get you to your destinations safely.

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