The impact of these festivals on streets and highways results in greater mobility of vehicles, both private and professional, and greater pedestrian traffic. These are days when pedestrians pass cars, vans, motorcycles and bicycles accompanied by delivery men and scooters. Data with which accidents proliferate. In fact, the abuse increase by more than 27% during this periodaccording to Northgate Renting Flexible.

Some conditions include weather conditions. Undesirable events can occur during these winter days, for which extreme precautions must be taken, due to low visibility or instability of the road. Also confusion and distractions, both for professional drivers and pedestrians. The cell phone is one of the causes of some accidents. The best advice for all drivers is to be extremely careful on the road and don’t let anything discourage you. This includes, in addition to using the telephone, avoiding changing or handling the radio, looking back, drinking or smoking.

Must therefore avoid driving in “automatic” mode, even if you choose the usual and known routes, and remain vigilant for any unforeseen events on the road. Pay particular attention to your van’s blind spots, which affect bicycles, motorcycles and scooters at the sides, and pedestrians at the rear.

Also use caution when reversing these vehicles, as pickup trucks have been shown to be 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicles to cause an accident when maneuvering in this direction.

Likewise, plan routes and optimize travel. Thanks to vehicle or device technology with geolocation and route optimization systems, there is a greater ability to deal with unforeseen events that can make daily travel difficult, such as traffic jams or bad weather.

Just like vehicle maintenance. The fleet of vehicles for professional use must be in perfect condition to assist and guarantee safe and efficient driving at all times. To do this, it is necessary to carry out the preventive maintenance established by the manufacturers, and thus avoid suffering from more serious unforeseen breakdowns. During these times when activity and hours behind the wheel may increase, fatigue and stress become evident while driving. It is therefore important, as far as possible, to plan breaks which serve to regain strength.

And, in this context, we must not forget the most vulnerable users such as pedestrians, who must also be aware of the safety measures they must put into practice to avoid accidents: crossing in marked areas and ensuring to be seen by other drivers before crossing, as well as not to pass behind vans which are reversing. These vehicles have no rear visibility and are at risk of being overturned.