Fourth of July Can Be Dangerous On Florida Roadways

by Carmen Dellutri on July 4, 2012

Naples accident attorneyAs Cape Coral accident attorneys, we know that fireworks are not the only risky behavior that tends to accompany the Fourth of July. Due to the increase in drunk drivers, the July Fourth holiday (6:00 pm July 2- 5:59 am July 6) is often the deadliest time to be on the road.

Many are surprised to learn that the Fourth of July has the highest number of alcohol-related car accidents of any other holiday, even New Years Eve. In 2010 during the holiday, 392 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes. Of those fatalities, 39 percent involved at least one driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 higher.

To stay safe this Fourth of July, below are a few simple tips to avoid a drunk-driving accident:

  • Plan a safe way home before the celebration begins;
  • Before drinking, designate a sober driver;
  • If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation so you are sure to get home safely;
  • If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don’t hesitate to contact local police;
  • And remember, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Cape Coral accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

 

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Cape Coral injury attorneys for a free consultation. 

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