Happy Thanksgiving: Tips for Avoiding Car Accidents

Happy Thanksgiving! Tips for Avoiding Car Accidents

Getting up early to watch the parade. Watching football all day long, then having turkey. Wearing the apron with the turkey on it. Having each person at the dinner table share what they are thankful for. Volunteering to serve a meal or donate food for those in need.

Whatever your Thanksgiving traditions are, I urge you to add one more—one that I hope you already practice every time you get into a car—wearing your seatbelt.

It only takes a couple of seconds, but the difference wearing a seatbelt can make if you’re in a serious car accident could be life or death.

Twenty-one people were killed on California roadways during the Thanksgiving holiday in 2010. Among the five vehicle occupants killed in CHP jurisdiction, one person was not wearing their seatbelt at the time of the crash.

This is the second Thanksgiving blog I’ve written. I now count it as one of my holiday traditions. What I really hope to count on is that you and your passengers wear a seatbelt every time you’re in a car.

And, of course, never, ever drink and drive!

For myself, and all the attorney members of Walker and Walker Attorney Network at 1-800-THE-LAW2 we wish you and your loved ones a safe, happy, healthy Thanksgiving.


Robert M. Cohen

Attorney at Law

Attorney Member, Walker & Walker Attorney Network at 1-800-THE-LAW2


The information within the blog is not to be construed as legal advice.

SOURCE: California Highway Patrol


Last updated September 9, 2015