Second only to Christmas, Thanksgiving holds the hearts of Americans as a top pick in holidays according to a 2015 Harris Poll. But this season of family, feasting and football also brings with it added hazards for drivers. With shorter days and deer on the move, a time of celebration can quickly turn tragic; and for those of us who have had the misfortune of hitting a deer, we fully understand the need for caution. Here are some safe holiday driving tips that Seneca Meadows provides to our staff.
- Turn headlights on at the onset of twilight
- Keep windows, headlights and mirrors clean
- Watch for intoxicated/distracted drivers
- For nighttime driving
- Don’t look directly at oncoming headlights as vehicles near, but focus on a point on the right side of your lane or the shoulder of the road
- Drive within the range of your headlights, and allow more following and stopping distance
- Watch for the glow of animal eyes
- Dim your headlights when you are between 600 and 1,000 feet of another vehicle
Kyle Black is the district manager for Seneca Meadows. Safety is the company’s number one core value, and weekly safety talks with employees are just one way that the company helps foster a safety culture.