If you do not have a compelling reason to be on the roads and highways over the July 4th holiday, then take our advice and stay home. That’s because drunk driving crashes traditionally increase significantly over the holiday – making it one of the deadliest times to be out and about.
We’ll talk about it in this issue as well as share tips for how you can identify a drunk driver.
We celebrate quite a number of holidays here in the U.S., and during those celebrations, the number of drivers on roads throughout the country peak as family and friends unite to have a good time.
During the 2015 July 4th holiday weekend, 146 people were killed in drunk driving crashes – that’s according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
With help from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), here are a few signs to look for as you protect yourself and your family from drunk drivers.
Common signs of an impaired driver include:
Too often, responsible drivers rhetorically ask themselves “What can I do?” when they observe someone else they suspect of being impaired. If you find yourself in a such a situation, remember to:
As we said earlier, if you do not have to be on the roads during the July 4th holiday, your best bet may be to stay home.
If, however, you’ve been injured by an impaired driver, call Barber & Associates.
The first meeting is always free, so call us at 907-276-5858 or send an email.
Barber & Associates, LLC has recovered more than 45 Million Dollars in verdicts and settlements for Injured Alaskans.
Auto accidents can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of how defensive someone may be behind the wheel. If you or someone you love has been harmed in such an incident, you have legal rights and options that need to be explored.