Driving Safely This Holiday Season

There’s no way around it, holiday traffic is horrible. The holiday season brings a number challenges that make safe driving difficult. During this time of year, there can be difficult weather conditions, limited daylight, and drivers in unfamiliar areas. Add to that speeding and drinking and that’s a recipe for disaster. We’re all trying to do too much with limited time! The key to making it home safely is defensive driving this holiday season. 

Drive Defensively

Increased holiday traffic and winter road conditions can be frustrating. Put the safety of everyone in your car first by letting impatient and aggressive drivers pass you or go through the intersection ahead of you so that you control the situation.  Too many cars are seen weaving in and out of traffic this time of the year. The best thing to do is slow down and with any luck they will get a ticket, especially if they are driving past NovoaGlobal Speed-Safe systems! And if they rush through the intersection, NovoaGlobal’s RedLight-Safe® will capture the violation! The key is to make sure your community makes it home safely. 

Holiday Travel

AAA estimates 112.7 million people will journey 50 miles or more away from home from December 23 to January 2. That’s an increase of 3.6 million people over last year and closing in on pre-pandemic numbers. 2022 is expected to be the third busiest year for holiday travel since AAA began tracking in 2000.

“This year, travel time will be extended due to Christmas Day and New Year’s Day falling on Sundays,” says Paula Twidale, AAA’s Senior Vice President of Travel. “With hybrid work schedules, we are seeing more people take long weekends to travel because they can work remotely at their destination and be more flexible with the days they depart and return.”

Nearly 102 million Americans will drive to their holiday destinations. Despite roller-coaster gas prices in 2022, this holiday season will see an additional 2 million drivers compared to 2021. Travel by car this year is on par with 2018 but shy of 2019 when 108 million Americans drove out of town for the holidays, the highest year on record.

This means expect extra traffic, delays and an extra dose of patience needed to get to your destination safely. 

Happy holidays and let’s see you back here safely in 2023! NovoaGlobal’s photo enforcement is effective against bad holiday driving, preventing accidents, and keeping communities safe during the holidays.

Tired of dangerous holiday drivers? Interested in keeping your community safe using automated photo enforcement? Contact Us: 888-666-4218, Ext. 6 for East Coast and Ext. 7 for West Coast.  We can also be reached at [email protected]