With summer inching closer every day, Ashcraft & Gerel reminds all motorists to drive carefully. Late spring and summer holidays have the highest risks for car accidents, per data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in large part due to higher rates of alcohol use, increased travel times, and speeding.
Data from the National Safety Council (NSC) supports the NHTSA’s findings. In 2018, the last year for which data is available, the following holiday weekends saw a devastating number of motor vehicle accidents:
- Memorial Day weekend: 389 traffic fatalities
- Fourth of July weekend: 375 traffic fatalities
- Labor Day weekend: 152 traffic fatalities
Please keep in mind that the total traffic fatalities decreased from 2017 to 2018 by 2.4%, yet these numbers are still alarmingly high. Do your part to keep yourself and your loved ones safe — drive defensively and with great care this summer.
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