July 4th weekend can be a great time to hit the road and visit friends and family. Driving this time of year can also be extremely dangerous. Statistically, July 3rd and 4th are the two deadliest days of the year to drive. On average, 161 people are killed each year on July 4th in car accidents nationwide, making Independence Day the deadliest day on America’s highways. That’s why Massachusetts State Police step up enforcement efforts every year this weekend.
The July 4th holiday also ranks near the top for alcohol sales each year nationwide. Statistically, this holiday ranks number one – ahead of Labor Day, New Year’s Eve and Memorial Day – for beer consumption nationwide.
Not surprisingly, drunk driving can be a serious hazard facing people on the road this holiday weekend. What can you do to protect yourself? How will you stay safe on the road this July 4th?
The most obvious advice: stay off the road if you don’t have to travel anywhere. If you must travel to get to your holiday destination, travel on days other than July 3rd or 4th. Or at the very least, drive during daylight hours. Statistically, fatal accidents involving drunk drivers are more than four times as likely to occur at night versus during the day.
Drunk drivers wreak havoc on the roads across the country. Don’t let such reckless drivers ruin your life. If you’re a victim of a drunk driving accident, take action. Contact the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone. Our experienced lawyers will vigorously fight for your rights and the justice you deserve.
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