Millions of holiday travelers will be hitting the highways this holiday season. This means that Texas roads will be busy, and it’s important to follow a few tips to increase your odds of staying safe and accident-free.

Before you head out, if you are travelling to a cold climate, winterize your car. This includes checking your fluid levels, brakes, defroster, heater, tires, battery and wipers. Be sure your car has an emergency kit, which should include items such as blankets, flashlights, an ice scraper, a bag of salt or sand, non-perishable food and water, and jumper cables.

If the roads are ice or snowy in the area to which you are driving, don’t drive unless absolutely necessary. Increase your following distance on slippery roads. Experts recommend keeping at least five seconds between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. If you are in Texas and are concerned about road conditions, call (800) 452-9292 for a list of road conditions.

It’s always a good idea before travelling to plan in advance. Check to see if you will encounter any construction zones on your trip at http://www.txdot.gov/travel/road_conditions.htm, and this information will allow you to give yourself extra time if needed.

The holiday season is wonderful but travelling can quickly become a nightmare. If you have been involved in a Dallas accident due to the fault of another driver, contact Kris Barber, Dallas accident attorney, at 817-527-8833. He will strive to help you make your case as quick and hassle-free as possible.