December is a month associated with the giving of gifts, whether for holidays or end-of-year appreciations. In addition to buying gifts for loved ones, as the year draws to a close many people acknowledge those who make their lives easier on a daily basis with gifts ranging from homemade goodies to cash tips or bonuses.
Given that the average commute for California drivers is about 26 minutes, chances are that someone on your gift list spends several hours a week in a car or truck. The following gift ideas may help make time spent in traffic a little more bearable.
From a car accident attorney perspective, safety comes first. Gifts in the safety category include everything from an updated roadside car safety kit to a portable battery that can jumpstart a car and charge cell phones to a membership in a roadside service club. Electronic safety devices and apps are another safety choice. Smartphone apps can do everything from preventing the temptation to text and drive to connecting drivers with emergency assistance if a collision occurs. For cars without Bluetooth capabilities, smartphone mounting devices with voice-activated controls can allow drivers to use navigation apps while keeping both hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
In the comfort category, spill-proof beverage containers that easily fit into car’s cup holders are always a safe choice. Seat covers that provide additional support or cushioning for drivers are another useful option. Car organizers can be helpful, particularly for families shuttling kids to a range of activities. These gadgets range from small holders that fit next to or beneath a car seat for snacks and books to a multi-compartment gear organizer for the trunk that can contain sports gear, groceries and more.
The pure fun category includes driving gloves, vanity plates and racecar video games (for the house, not while driving!). A music playlist for long drives, a subscription to an audio book service, or a new pair of sunglasses are also fun gifts for someone who spends a lot of time in the car.
As 2016 comes to a close, keep safety as your number one priority on the roads. If you or a loved one is injured in an automobile wreck, call car accident attorney Jaime G. Monteclaro today at 562-865-9356 for your free consultation.