Avoiding Car Crashes During Christmas And Thanksgiving
November and December bring about the most joyous time of year for many people and their families. Unfortunately though, many tragedies happen during this time of the year while on the roads. This is due to many factors including alcohol, tiredness, weather and many other issues. While you might not want to think about losing a loved one on the holidays, everyone needs to think about it so they can do all they can to avoid an accident during the busy holiday driving season.
During the winter months there is an increase of fatalities due to car crashes because of bad winter weather, consumption of alcohol and driving in the dark. Summer holidays are also risky as people may consume more alcohol, be tired after a long day of work and the way the sun is glaring.
We took a look at some car accident statistics for North Carolina for the years 2008-2013 and here is what we found out:
Easter. There were 91 fatalities during this holiday.
Fourth of July. 62 fatalities during this holiday.
New Year’s. 35 deaths during this holiday.
Memorial Day. 67 deaths during this holiday.
Thanksgiving. 77 fatalities during this holiday.
Labor Day. 64 deaths during this holiday.
Christmas. 57 fatalities during this holiday.
We were shocked to see that the Easter holiday was so high when it came to fatalities but Easter is always on a Sunday when people typically have to be home the next day. This leads to the likelihood that the person would be on the road after consuming alcohol. When people are at Christmas, they tend to spend more time with family. However, the chance of having a fatal accident on Christmas is still high. You need to do all you can to protect yourself when driving during the holiday season. Make sure your consumption of alcohol is at a minimum if you plan to drive, make sure that you are well rested and avoid traveling while the roads are bad with winter weather. You will also want to make sure that you are well aware of the roads that you will be on. You will also want to make sure that you are well aware of other drivers to ensure that you have a quick reaction time.
If you find yourself in a car accident, you will want to make sure that you have a good car accident lawyer. A good car accident lawyer can help you to get the results that you need and want from your car accident case.