Cape Coral Injury Lawyers Encourage Labor Day Road Safety

by Carmen Dellutri on August 28, 2013

Sarasota personal injury attorneyLabor Day Weekend is a busy time of Florida’s roadways. We are all are eager to enjoy one last cookout or trip to the beach before the summer unofficially ends and children head back to school. This year, Labor Day travel is expected to hit a four-year high.

In addition to traffic congestion, having more vehicles on the road also means an increased risk for serious accidents. As we have previously discussed on this Florida Injury Blog, the summer moths between Memorial Day and Labor Day are some of the deadliest times to be on the road.

In fact, seven of the fifteen deadliest days on the road occur between Aug. 1 and Labor Day, according to the American Automobile Association. While the summer is winding down, the remaining days include Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and 2.

If you plan to hit the road this holiday weekend, here are some simple tips:

  • Drive defensively: This concept is the hallmark of safe driving, whether you're on a summer excursion or just taking a short jaunt to the grocery store. Always expect the unexpected.
  • Celebrate responsibly: Drinking and driving don't mix. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, three in every 10 Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related crash at some point.
  • Avoid distractions: Distracted driving can quickly lead to a Florida accident. If you're traveling with kids, keep them occupied with age-appropriate toys and activities.
  • Take a break: Fatigued driving can also lead to accidents. Therefore, you should make frequent stops when traveling long distances. Also, if you don’t feel well or simply feel fatigued, let someone else do the driving.
  • Keep emotions in check: Traffic and construction delays can be maddening, especially during a holiday weekend. To avoid a case of road rage, take a deep breath and remember that getting upset won’t get you there any faster.

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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