Low gas prices and consumer confidence is expected to cause a surge in summer travel. If fact, this summer, travel will hit a 12-year high – with the majority happening on U.S. roadways. More cars on our nation’s roadways means a greater risk for car accidents and traffic fatalities.
Summer holidays tend to center around backyard barbeques, water recreation and drinking. On top of this, many young drivers are out and about celebrating the end of the school year and graduations.
Whether you are taking a road trip this Memorial Day Weekend or just driving around town, you should be aware of the increased traffic, avoid impaired driving and distractions, and be sure to drive defensively.
Avoid the 3 main causes of car accidents:
- Excessive speed – always follow posted speed limits
- Drunk and impaired driving – if you are celebrating, designate a driver or use a ride sharing app
- Distractions – put the phone down and keep your eyes on the road
A drunk, impaired or distracted driving accident will ruin your Memorial Day and it may disrupt your life for months, years or permanently. Injuries from drunk, impaired and distracted driving crashes can cause:
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Costly medical bills
- Loss of income from time off work
- Permanent disabilities and impairment
If you or a loved one is injured by the negligence of a drunk driver, impaired driver or distracted driver – contact Casey & Devoti for a free, no-obligation consultation: (314) 421-0763.