Tips to Stay Safe During July Fourth Weekend and the Holiday: Albuquerque, New Mexico Personal Injury Attorney Shares Important Tips
Studies, news, and research are finding that this Independence Day will result in a record-breaking 44.2 million Americans who will travel more than 50 miles away from home for the holiday. This is estimated to be 1.25 million people more than last year, and the most ever. Of this number, 37.5 million Americans will drive to their destinations which is 2.9 percent more than last year. This means that the most people will be on the road than ever before.
Unfortunately, July Fourth is also one of the deadliest weekends and holidays for motor vehicle accidents. Studies have found that there are 37% more deadly crashes across the United States on July Fourth then any other day in July. Here at the Mark Caruso, we know the true devastation that this holiday and many other holidays can cause to a family. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed in a holiday accident, call our experienced Albuquerque Personal Injury attorneys by dialing (505) 883-5000 for a FREE consultation to learn about your rights to compensation.
Top 3 July 4th Safety Tips to Keep Drivers Safe
Even if you are the safest driver on the roadway, that does not mean you are safe while driving. Environmental issues such as dust storms or other acts of nature could cause serious difficulty driving. And of course if you are the safest driver on the road, there are other people on the road you are not. You need to protect yourself, which is why you need to follow some of these safety tips.
Wear Your Seat belt Every Time, All the Time – Seat belts save lives. Yes, there are some instances where a seat belt actually can cause damage or even death which a occupant would not have otherwise suffered if he or she had not been wearing a seat belt. But those are the large exceptions to the rule. Seat belts simply safe lives overtime there is a motor vehicle accident. They need to be worn to protect yourself and your loved ones from unnecessary damage.
No Drunk Driving or Drugged Driving – Substances such as alcohol or drugs will impair your ability to react and operate a motor vehicle. That is science. There are so many options now with taxis, buses, Uber, Lyft, and other services you can use to get home safe. Having a designed driver is also a life-saving measure. This means no drinking at all. Even if below .08, a driver can still have ability impaired and be slower to react.
No distracted driving – Cell phones are causing more motor vehicle accidents than most other previously common causes. Texting and driving is a very preventable and completely dangerous thing to do. With more people traveling for the holiday, more people are using GPS and other devices to find where they are going. These are also dangerous and distracting devices and should not be used while driving such as programming or looking at the map.
If You Were Hurt in a Holiday Albuquerque Crash, Call Us Today for Legal Advice!
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