Stay Safe This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving safety tipsThanksgiving is one of the busiest travel times of the year. In fact, the American Automobile Association anticipates nearly 55 million people will be traveling for this year’s holiday. With the increase in traffic on the roads, there is also an increase in the likelihood of an auto accident occurring. To ensure that you and your family stay safe this Thanksgiving, we have included some tips for safe travels.

Before you get on the road this year, be sure to:

  • Ensure that your vehicle is functioning properly. This includes making sure your brakes, tires, windshield wipers etc. are in proper working condition
  • During longer trips, do not drive tired. Ensure you get proper rest before getting on the road
  • Do not text and drive
  • Avoid eating and drinking while driving
  • Check for any road closures, upcoming weather conditions, or detours you may encounter
  • Obey all traffic laws while en route to your destination. This includes obeying traffic signals, using your blinker, maintaining the proper speed, etc.
  • Do NOT drink and drive
  • Practice defensive driving
  • Wear your seatbelt!

While it is important to get to and from your destination safely during the holidays, it is also important to follow safety rules in the kitchen. Home fires tremendously spike on Thanksgiving. According to the National Fire Protection Association, unattended cooking is the leading cause of cooking fires.

To avoid a disastrous Thanksgiving, below are some cooking safety tips:

  • Never leave your cooking unattended in the oven or on the stovetop
  • Roll up your sleeves while cooking
  • Ensure that your smoke detectors and fire alarms are in proper working condition
  • Be sure to keep dish towels, oven mitts, and loose flammable clothing away from the stove, oven, or any source of heat
  • Never use a turkey fryer indoors or in an enclosed area
  • If a fire starts in the oven, turn off the heat and keep the oven door shut
  • Keep a fire extinguisher close by

Here at Cardone Law Firm, we want you to stay safe and enjoy delicious food and quality time with loved ones for Thanksgiving. However, if you or someone you love has been involved in an accident during the Thanksgiving holidays, call us today for a free consultation! PHONE CARDONE at 504-522-3333, 833-597-1818 (toll-free), 225-706-3920 (Baton Rouge office), or email us at

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