In a few days, millions of Americans will be hitting the road for Memorial Day. Unfortunately, based upon fatality reporting of the National Traffic and Highway Safety Administration, Memorial Day weekend is on average the most dangerous holiday weekend for driving. Labor Day and Independence Day can be very dangerous too. However, the number of fatalities in motor vehicle crashes over the Memorial Day period averages a staggering 358 deaths according to the National Safety Council.
Estimates are that 42 million drivers will be on the road over Memorial Day weekend, and 50,000 drivers will be injured in car crashes. MADD states that Memorial Day weekend is the start of the 100 deadliest days on the road. Staying safe means wearing a seatbelt, avoiding distracted driving, following Rules of the Road, maintaining your vehicle, and defensive driving – attentive to the drivers around you.
If you are unlucky enough to get in a car crash, we have highly trained lawyers at Hammett, Bellin & Oswald, LLC in Neenah and Appleton to help you through the maze of legal issues and insurance claims. Stay safe and enjoy the holiday.