According to the Baltimore Sun, approximately 750,000 people will be out and about this Labor Day weekend – and when we say out and about, we mean traveling 50 miles or more. You know how badly 695 can get congested, but just imagine how bad it will get with all of the extra traffic. It is important to take extra safety precautions when this many people are out on the road and driving in areas that they are not familiar with. Traffic accident deaths on Labor Day weekend generally average around 450 in the US.
In order to avoid becoming a statistic for this last summer holiday, there are a few different things that you can do.
- Don’t drink and drive – It can be tempting to get behind the wheel after a cookout and head home to beat the holiday rush, but it’s much better if you avoid it. For one thing, cops take holiday weekends as a free for all. It is when they are the busiest and when they are the most likely to stop you driving on y our way home. You can easily pick up a DUI on a holiday weekend for being a little over the line or speeding. Best to avoid it altogether.
- Wear your seatbelt – Speaking of being pulled over, officers can pull you over for not wearing your seatbelt, whether you are a passenger or a driver. If you have been drinking, being pulled over could lead to a more serious arrest. Make sure to buckle up. It may save you if another driver decides to get on the road after drinking and you get into an accident-no fault of your own. Encourage others in the car to do the same just in case.
- Allow for extra travel time – With nearly three quarters of a million people on the road, it will take you some extra time to get where you are going. In order to avoid aggressive and distracted driving, we advise that you add some extra estimated time on to your trip. It is also a good idea to do this in case you get into a fender bender this weekend. The more time you have to get there, the less frustrating the whole situation will be as you sit in holiday traffic.
Maryland Accident Attorney
We hope you have a safe and pleasant holiday, but if you are injured in an accident this holiday weekend, you need to seek appropriate, qualified legal counsel ASAP. We can take your call anytime, day or night. The consultation is free and if we can help you, it will be handled on a contingency fee basis, which means no out of pocket expense or cost to you. For a free consultation with our car accident lawyers, contact Robinson & Associates at 410.415.3841 or click www.birthinjurymedicalmalpractice.com today for your free consultation. We look forward to helping you.