Auto Accidents and Dangerous Holidays

31 Dec Auto Accidents and Dangerous Holidays

Drive safely, the Holidays can be dangerous for drivers.  In part simply because according to AAA, approximately 95 million Americans hit the road and travel long distances to visit friends and family and then return to their homes.  AAA estimates that during Christmas and New Year’s day, nearly 27,900 Americans will be injured in auto accidents, and over 250 will die.  Alcohol consumption may be the major reason for accidents, weather plays a part as well.  As per USA today, during the New Year’s period, between 2007 and 2011, an estimated 42% of traffic fatalities were the result of drinking and driving.  In addition, good weather, brings out more people to celebrate, and this actually results in more fatalities because people are less likely to travel more that absolutely necessary in bad weather, according to Ken Kolosh, manager of statistics at the NSC per usatoday.com .  Additionally, people are much more likely to drink and drive around January 1 than during any other major holiday.  The NSC estimates that 57 lives will be saved by seat belts during the holiday.  Wear your seat belts, be vigilant in your defensive driving, don’t drink and drive, and try to avoid driving at all in the late hours of New Years Eve and early hours of New Years Day!  If you are injured in an accident in Richmond, Virginia, call the Paullin Law Firm, PC at 804-423-7423 or visit our website at www.paullinlaw.com.  Follow the link below to read more:

 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/12/23/most-dangerous-holidays-in-america/4174115/

 

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