Thousands of people will be hitting Alabama roadways this Christmas Holiday weekend. As Huntsville Car Accident Attorneys, we know this will sadly mean that several people will tragically lose their lives in car wrecks during this busy travel holiday. In 2007, 15 people were killed in Alabama car wrecks during the 102 hour Christmas holiday period. In 2008, 8 people were killed during the 102 hour holiday period. Many times these fatal car wrecks can be prevented by following a few simple rules:
1) Always wear your seat belt and be sure small children are properly secured in their car seats;
2) Obey the speed limit;
3) Keep a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you;
4) Leave early to allow extra time for the added traffic on the highway; and
5) Be attentive to the location of other vehicles.
If drivers will follow these simple 5 Rules, then the likelihood of being involved in a fatal crash will be significantly reduced. We want to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.