Maryland Car Accident Lawyers Discuss Safe Travel This Labor Day WeekendSeptember 3, 2015
Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, and as families gear up to begin a new school year, many will take advantage of the long weekend to get in one last trip away. AAA estimates 35.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this weekend, making it the highest national travel volume since 2008. Unfortunately, with increased road traffic comes an increased risk of motor vehicle accidents.
Labor Day weekend officially begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 4th and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 7th. During that time, the National Safety Council estimates 395 people will die in car crashes, and another 47,800 people will be seriously injured. As grim as these figures may sound, you can keep yourself and your passengers safe on the road by taking some simple safety precautions. By doing so, you can help to prevent a car accident and keep yourself and your family safe this holiday weekend.
Safety Tips for Labor Day Driving
- Buckle up every time. Seat belts are the single most effective method for surviving a wreck.
- Never drink and drive. If you plan to drink, make arrangements to stay over or designate a sober driver to get you home safely.
- Text messages can wait. Put the cell phone and other electronic devices down while driving to avoid being involved in a distracted driving car accident.
- Remember that GPS devices can be just as distracting as reading a text. If you are planning to use a GPS, program it before you leave.
- Avoid drowsy driving accidents by getting plenty of sleep before traveling. Take frequent breaks during long drives and check yourself for signs of fatigue, such as excessive yawning, heavy eyelids and not being able to remember the last few miles driven.
- Plan your route ahead and give yourself plenty of time to get where you are going so you do not feel the need to speed.
- Drive defensively. Use extra caution, especially when driving in areas unfamiliar to you.
Maryland Car Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Wish Everyone a Happy and Safe Labor Day Weekend
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. For more than 30 years, Maryland car accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman, & Hamilton have been helping accident victims recover more than $100 million in compensation for their injuries. To discuss your possible claim with one of our experienced and highly skilled Maryland personal injury lawyers, call 800-547-4LAW (4529) today to schedule a consultation. Because we know that accidents can happen at any time, someone is available to take your call 24 hours a day, or you can contact us online.
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