NPTC Safety Article - December 2021- Holiday Driving

December 21, 2021

With the holiday season in full swing, you are likely to experience some additional traffic challenges that demand your attention, patience and understanding. First, there is a chance more people who have been drinking are now sharing the roadways with you.

Second, there will be more drivers rushing in and out of malls and shopping centers buying last-minute gifts and not paying attention to their driving. Third, will be those driving “over the river and through the woods,” to visit friends and relatives.

On top of that, much of this extra traffic could be people who are fatigued and/or distracted. We are also approaching the shortest days of the year measured in actual sunlight. Not to mention the weather, in most parts of the country, will likely present its own set of challenges. With all those factors, it’s easy to see why holiday driving is often a headache.

What’s the best way to handle these challenges?


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