Thanksgiving Travel and Safety Tips

Categories: Public Safety and Health Tips

Happy Thanksgiving from Borgess Law!  To keep you and all of your loved ones safe and healthy this Thanksgiving, we wanted to share specific holiday safety tips provided by various government agencies in charge of public health and safety.

  1. Travel Smart and Safe. Millions of people will travel to visit loved ones for the Thanksgiving holiday. Thanksgiving holiday travel can be stressful. Airports are crowded with families who aren’t familiar with navigating through airports. Inclement weather can impact flight schedules or those driving to their destinations. Unfortunately, more people on the road means the potential for more accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in 2014, there were 341 passenger vehicle occupants killed in traffic crashes across the nation. Various government safety agencies offer recommendations from avoiding holiday headaches at the airport to preparing your vehicle for cold winter weather.
  1. Handle and Prepare Food Safely. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), food handling errors and inadequate cooking are the most common problems that lead to poultry-associated foodborne disease outbreaks in the United States. Government safety agencies provide specific food safety tips to help you safely prepare your next holiday meal.
  1. Stay Healthy. Rich food and drinks, lack of exercise, stress, and germs, including exposure during holiday travel, pose a threat to your physical and mental health. With balance, moderation, and simple tips like remembering to wash your hands often, staying warm, and getting enough sleep, you can enjoy the holidays in a healthy way. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers the follow recommendations to help keep you healthy and happy this Thanksgiving.

Attorney Pamela A. Borgess, the founder of Borgess Law, LLC, is an experienced trial attorney who focuses on civil litigation, including defective medical drugs/devicesdefective consumer productsbusiness/contract disputeswrongful death and injurycar and truck accidents, and nursing home abuse cases. To speak with Attorney Borgess, call Borgess Law at (567) 455-5955 or toll-free at (844) LAW-9144. You can also contact Borgess Law by submitting an online inquiry. Borgess Law never charges for initial consultations.