The holidays are just around the corner, and whether you are the type who looks forward to the holidays or who dreads them, it’s essential to stay safe. While the holidays are full of cheer, family, friends, and great food, they also come with inherent dangers. With millions of Americans traveling the busiest highways every holiday season, holiday accidents are prevalent. If you plan to travel this holiday season, we encourage you to take extra precautions and prepare ahead to leave with plenty of time. Most holiday car accidents can be prevented by making a few minor adjustments to your driving habits.
Some holidays are considered “driving holidays.” These holidays include Thanksgiving and Christmas when people travel to be with family or friends, or Memorial Day, when people travel for outdoor activities and barbeques.
In order of most dangerous to least dangerous, here is a look at the deadliest holidays for American drivers:
On average, there is a 34% increase in car accidents during the holidays and 38% more fatalities. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, almost 40,000 people die in car accidents in the US every year.
According to AAA, more than one-third of all Americans travel during the holiday season. Of the approximately 112 million Americans traveling for the holidays, about 100 million travel by car. With this number of people traveling, you must take extra precautions when traveling during the holidays.
Despite how safe and defensive a driver is, they can still be blindsided by a reckless driver resulting in a car accident, damages, and injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, contact the attorneys at Saladino & Schaaf. Our experienced lawyers can help you with your claim, deal with the insurance companies, and get the compensation you deserve. For a free consultation, contact us online or at 270-444-0406 (Paducah Office) or 270-753-1529 (Murray Office).
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