Auto accidents spike during July 4, America’s favorite summer holiday. The concoction of festive mood, alcohol, increased holiday traffic and hot weather helps make the fourth of July particularly dangerous for drivers. Drive sober and stay safe on the roads this holiday weekend. If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries in a car crash on fourth of July our expert personal injury attorneys at Farahi law Firm, APC can fight aggressively and strategically to secure the compensation you deserve.
According to FARS (Fatality Analysis Reporting System) data from the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration, the state of California had the second most fatal crashes with 3,602. During the 2015 Fourth of July Holiday, 146 people were killed in drunk driving crashes. Nearly two-thirds of fatalities in crashes had at least one driver with blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .15 or higher – almost twice the legal limit.
The Independence day celebration is all about freedom and freedom comes with responsibilities. You are not only accountable for your own safety when you get behind the wheel, but also for the safety of those who are riding with you and sharing the street with you. Safe driving begins with being cautious, buckle up and don’t get behind the wheel if you have been drinking.
Holiday Road Safety Tips for 4th of July
The 4th of July is a wonderful time to celebrate with family and friends. Whether you plan to make trips to the beach, lake or to a friend’s house, follow following tips to stay safe.
- Don’t mix drink & drive.
- If you plan on drinking, designate a totally sober driver.
- Consider using public transit or a rideshare service as possible options to driving.
- Wear seatbelt on every trip.
- Buckle children in the right way in the right seat
- Drive without distractions like cell phone etc.
- Obey speed limits
- Motorcyclist don’t forget to wear helmet.
- Avoid the busiest times for travel.
- Be prepared for any emergency.
Have a fun and safe holiday weekend, and Happy 4th of July from Farahi Law Firm !
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