Labor Day Weekend Driving Tips
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If you plan to travel during Labor Day weekend, be extra cautious—the National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that major accidents will be up during the holiday weekend. Many families plan end-of-summer travel during Labor Day, which leads to higher traffic on the roads and greater accident risks.

The NSC estimates 421 fatalities and 48,400 serious injuries from car crashes during the three-day weekend. This would be an 11% increase from past Labor Days weekends.

NSC president Deborah A.P. Hersman urges anyone traveling this weekend to stay alert and drive defensively. She reasons that making smart decisions might be the difference between a relaxing weekend and one spent in the hospital.

Follow the NSC’s safe driving tips for a safe weekend of travel:

  1. Always wear your seat belt.
  2. Make sure your children are always properly restrained in the appropriate car seat.
  3. Never drink and drive.
  4. Make sure you get plenty of sleep and do not drive if you are fatigued.
  5. Never drive distracted.
  6. Get a good understanding of your vehicle’s safety systems. If you are unsure, check out MyCarDoesWhat.org.
  7. If possible, limit the teens your teenager drives with. Having a single young passenger in the vehicle can increase a teenager’s risk of a fatal crash by 44%.
  8. Check your vehicle for recalls. Right now there are 53 million vehicles on the road that have open recalls. Check for open recalls at checktoprotect.org.

“If you are traveling this weekend, please drive carefully so you get to your destination safely,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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