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    The most common Christmas Day accidents


    Christmas Day is a time for family gatherings, presents, food, reflection and religion. For many it is a time where they are driving from one family member to another’s house. However, the most common Christmas Day accidents can often occur on the roads.

    Why does one of the common Christmas Day accidents take the form of car crashes?

    On Christmas Day the roads are often quite a bit quieter. This sometimes may encourage drivers to go faster then they usually would in order to get back in the warm. Speeding isn’t only a common Christmas Day accident but when the roads are icy and visibility sometimes poor, the results can be much worse than the usual road traffic accident.

    What other factors cause car collisions on Christmas Day?

    Another potential cause of a car crash on Christmas Day is alcohol. When visiting friends and family it common to have a drink or two to celebrate the occasion. If you then drive after having consumed any amount of alcohol the risk of having a car collision increases greatly due to slowed reaction times.

    How to avoid a car crash on Christmas Day

    The best way of avoiding these common Christmas Day accidents is by staying in and enjoying Christmas at home. If you do need to travel, make sure you leave plenty of time to reach your destination to reduce stress levels. Also, avoid driving after an alcoholic drink to help prevent a potential road traffic accident. If you have a glass of wine or beer or any other drink get someone else to drive or stay where you are.

    The best time to enjoy a drink is after you have finished driving for the day so there is no risk of a car crash through drink driving.

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    If you have been involved in a road traffic accident within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may eligible to make a car crash claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in such car accident claims. With years of experience our team of lawyers will make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible. To find out more about making a car crash claim call our 24-hour free phone on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile

    Date Published: December 3, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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