What day is the deadliest one on America’s highways? Sadly, it’s July 4th. Each year, 161 people are killed on average on this day across the country in motor vehicles accidents, making Independence Day the deadliest day on America’s highways. And right after it, July 3rd placed second among the deadliest days of the year to drive. But serious accidents can happen at any moment, especially on busy highways like Michigan’s Interstate 75.
The July 4th holiday also ranks near the top for alcohol sales each year nationwide. Statistically, this holiday ranks first – ahead of Labor Day, New Year’s Eve and Memorial Day – for beer consumption nationwide.
Not surprisingly, drunk driving is a serious hazard this holiday weekend for Michigan drivers. What can you do to protect yourself? How will you stay safe on the road this July 4th?
The most obvious suggestion: stay off the road if you don’t have to travel anywhere. If you must travel to your holiday destination, travel on days other than July 3rd or 4th. Or at the very least, drive during daylight hours. Statistically, fatal accidents involving drunk drivers are more than four times as likely to occur at night versus during the day.
Drunk drivers wreak havoc on the roads across the country. Don’t let someone else’s reckless behavior ruin your life. If you’re a victim of a drunk driving accident, take action. Contact the Law Offices of Goodman Acker today. When you choose us, you get knowledgeable lawyers who will vigorously fight for your rights and the justice you deserve.
Goodman Acker – we mean business.