Memorial Day is just around the corner and people along with their families are getting on the road to meet their friends and loved ones. For a lot of folks, the upcoming Memorial Day weekend would mean their first road trip of the season or a vacation they embark on after a long time. After the pandemic, the days of deserted and empty roads are now long gone. Unfortunately, Memorial Day weekend is deemed as one of the most dangerous long weekends in the USA. This celebratory holiday weekend comes with a rise in car collisions and road crashes among drunk drivers.
Did you know that you are four times more at risk to get caught in an accident during the Memorial Day weekend compared to any other weekend of the year?
Here are a few safety tips that we have put together to help you and yours be safe, not just during the Memorial Day weekend but each day of the year.
· Avoid Using Your Phone While Driving
Phones can make you take your mind, eyes and hands off the steering wheel. Try to avoid using your phone until you have reached your destination and are safely parked.
· Wear seat belts at all times
Whenever driving, even for a short distance do not forget to buckle up. Wearing seatbelts can reduce the severity of injuries from an accident.
· Do not drink and drive
The percentage of fatal accidents involving alcohol-impaired drivers is increasing day by day. If you are planning on drinking, don’t drive. Make alternate arrangements like Uber or a family member who is not intoxicated to take you to your destination.
· Keep Extra Travel Time
Never hurry while driving. Always keep extra time in hand for traveling as you might encounter traffic which might cause delays. The aim is to reach your destination safely even if it takes some extra time.
· Be vigilant on the road
Always be alert when on the road. The more cars on the road, the riskier it is, and also your chances of getting caught in a traffic accident increase.
Even after following all these safety tips, if you still get caught in a traffic accident that is caused due to the negligence of another driver, then we encourage you to get in touch with the lawyers at Siler & Ingber who can help you claim the compensation you deserve for your damages. The Attorneys at Siler & Ingber have been dealing with cases involving negligent drivers since 2003 and will be able to perfectly represent their client’s case. They can fight for your rights against insurance companies and also hold the negligent parties responsible.
Stop contemplating and immediately call for more information and a free evaluation of your case.