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A Safe Accident Free Labor Day Weekend
Labor Day is one of the most celebrated holidays in the United States. For many it is the last real weekend of summer; others see it as a gateway to the holiday season. However,you look at it, Labor Day is also the holiday that has the most accidents associated with it, both in and out of vehicles. Please remember this Labor Day Weekend there will be a LOT of motorists on the roadways, both impaired and distracted.
Below are some tips for being safe this Labor Day weekend and avoiding car accidents and common mishaps of the holiday. So be safe and have a wonderful Labor Day weekend.
5 Important Safety Tips For Your Labor Day Weekend
- Don't Drink and Drive. Labor Day weekend has the third highest rate for drunk driving related accidents, following New Year's Eve and the Fourth of July. If you have been drinking do not drive. Even if you have not been drinking when traveling be extra cautious of others on the road. There will be many motorist that are intoxicated or driving distracted.
- Watch Out for Big Trucks. Many trucking companies have more trucks on the road during the Labor Day weekend than others. Due to retailers viewing the Tuesday after Labor Day as the official start of holiday shopping season. Big truck accidents often have catastrophic results for victims. It is vital to drive with caution and be aware of commercial trucks on the road.
- Buckle Up! It is the law and it saves lives. Be aware Kentucky has specific laws regarding child restraints. Your child should be restrained in accordance with Kentucky’s Child Restraint Law.
- Slow Down. Speed is a contributing factor in many car accidents, especially those on highways and interstates. As you increase speed, you increase your risk of being severely injured in a car accident. The few minutes you save by exceeding the speed limit is not worth the risk to you and to your family. Slowing down may give you the few extra seconds you need to take evasive action to avoid a collision. And give you extra time to watch for impaired drivers or pedestrians.
- Pack a Safety Kit. It is always better to be unnecessarily prepared for an emergency than to be stranded on the side of the road without the supplies you need. Pack an emergency road kit to so you have any supplies you need in an emergency situation, including flares and a first aid kit. According to the National Safety Council, almost 150 lives could be saved just this weekend if people used proper safety equipment when they have a road emergency. People who have suffered any type of car failure should remove their car from the road, into the grass if possible, and set up road flares in the emergency lane so cars passing by will notice that there is trouble and move over. Additionally, it is always a good idea to have a portable phone charger with you in case you are stranded and you cannot use your vehicle to charge your cell phone.
Contact an Experienced Central Kentucky Car Accident Attorney For More Information
Unfortunately, you can be as careful as possible, and still be involved in an car accident on Labor Day, or any holiday. If you have been injured in an accident with another vehicle or big truck contact us at Hurst & Hurst Law for help. We can assist you in dealing with your insurance company and the company of the at fault driver. As well as explain the process and help you get back on your feet. Contact Hurst & Hurst Law Office at (859) 209-2101 for a free legal consultation with an experienced auto accident lawyer.