As the holiday season is upon us, many of us will be attending parties, going to shopping centers to complete our loved one’s wish lists or driving out of town to spend time with our family and friends. What do all of these things have in common? Relying on the use of a vehicle. In the midst of all the holiday cheer it is important that we plan to travel to and from these destinations safely.
Attending Holiday Parties
If you are planning on drinking at any holiday event, be responsible and plan ahead. Coordinate a designated driver, plan a transit route, arrange a cab, or contact Operation Red Nose at 1-877-604-NOSE and a team of volunteers will help you get home safely, free of charge. The Operation Red Nose service is available on Fridays and Saturdays, starting November 25th to December 17th and on New Year’s Eve. For further information, please visit www.operationrednose.ca.
Shopping Centre Parking Lots
For those of you opting out of online shopping and braving the holiday rush at the mall, be prepared for some heavy parking lot traffic. Parking lanes will be congested and parking spots will be sparse, so it is important to be patient when traveling to the mall during this time of the year. The onus is on both drivers and pedestrians to slow down, avoid being distracted and use caution. A reminder to drivers that you must obey all traffic rules not only on the road, but in a parking lot as well.
Traveling Out of Town
Planning to hit the road to visit out of town family or for a winter getaway? With BC’s weather proven to be unpredictable many times in the past, be sure to be prepared for any unforeseen circumstances. Ensure that your vehicle is adequately equipped with winter tires, an emergency kit and a full tank of gas. To avoid coming across any highway closures due to construction or poor weather conditions, go to www.drivebc.ca for the latest updates for your route. And of course, leave your phone alone. Not only will you be putting yourself and your passengers in danger by using your cellphone, but if caught, you will be handed a hefty fine by the police and may find coal in your stocking from the man in the red suit.
Vancouver Car Accident Lawyers
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