Remember Road Safety This Labor Day Weekend!

Remember Road Safety This Labor Day Weekend!

Labor Day weekend is traditionally seen as the annual “end” of summer season, and people all across 这个国家 celebrate the occasion 各种各样的活动. Boosted by the fact that Labor Day is a three-day weekend, people may choose to take a small vacation, celebrate with friends, or simply just spend the day out somewhere.

What this means is that Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest road travel weekends of the year and simultaneously one of the most dangerous weekends 开车. Each year, dozens of people are killed as a result of fatal collisions and thousands 更多的 suffer potentially serious injuries from the dramatically increased number of hazards on the busy roads around 这个国家.


Just how dangerous are the roads over Labor Day weekend? 这些数字 alarming and sobering in many ways. 根据美国.S. 部门 交通、司机 三次 更多的 likely to be involved in a fatal accident over Labor Day weekend than normal, and that number only appears to be rising. 国家安全 Council estimates that motor vehicle accidents are happening at their highest rates since 2008, and they don’t appear to be slowing down 很快.

One of the major causes of this sharp increase in fatalities is the massive rise in alcohol consumption on Labor Day weekend. 和大多数三天的情况一样 weekends, people choose to mark the occasion with a drink of their choice, and far too many then proceed to get behind the 轮醉酒. The US DOT estimates that 45 percent of all fatal accidents that have occurred over Labor Day weekend since 1982 have been caused by drunk drivers.

In total, the National Safety Council is estimating that 更多的 than 400 fatalities and 49,000 injuries will occur across 这个国家 over Labor Day weekend, with the majority of these instances occurring in major urban centers and high-traffic regions such as 洛杉矶.


So what can you do to keep yourself and your family safe while traveling the roads this holiday weekend? Our 洛杉矶 car accident lawyers have a few tips you can follow to increase your own safety and avoid a potentially 灾难性的事故.

Drunk driving is extraordinarily dangerous, dramatically increasing the chances of an accident and serious injuries. 醉酒司机也被曝光 time and time again to be significantly 更多的 likely to be unable to react to changing road conditions as quickly as necessary, which makes them a danger to themselves and everyone around them. 确保你知道你的 limit and stay within it, as well as wait several hours after consuming your last alcoholic beverage before you get behind the wheel to ensure 你真的很适合开车.

Drunk driving is also illegal, and law enforcement step up their presence on the roads during Labor Day weekend to try and crack down on drunk drivers, keeping them off the road for good. If you want to avoid penalties such as jail time, large fines, license suspension, and much 更多的, make sure you plan ahead and either travel with someone who won’t be drinking or arrange to get a ride home so you won’t have to get behind the 轮醉酒.

Fatigued driving is extremely similar to drunk driving in the effects 它会影响你的能力. In fact, some studies suggest that fatigue 是一样多,如果不是 更多的 inhibiting than alcohol intoxication. Falling asleep at the wheel also causes an immense number of car accidents and injuries each year, so always make sure you plan on either having a safe ride home if you know you’re going to be out safe, or call someone to come get you.

There are some pretty easy-to-spot ways of determining if a driver around 你是喝醉了. If you notice that someone is weaving back and forth within their lane, speeding up or slowing down erratically, or driving significantly slower than the rest of traffic around them, odds are they’re probably not in the right state of mind, usually because of intoxication. 给 these drivers a wide berth and pass them quickly to get away from them 尽可能地. Do your best to never get directly in front of these drivers—you never know when they may not respond to changing road 条件和追尾你.

If you suffer an injury over this holiday weekend, talk to the team at Biren法律团体 by calling (310) 896-4345 and request a consultation to 讨论你的法律选择.



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