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Per KERO-TV, the National Safety Council (NSC) reports that there are over 400 residential Christmas tree fires in the US annually. Numbers from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) paint an even worse picture, with the NFPA reporting that there are around 500 Christmas tree fires nationwide each year.
Any time there are fewer accidents on the road than expected, a state and its officers are sure to celebrate. That's the case now in Iowa, a state very proud to say it had a low number of accidents and arrests over the final holiday weekend of the year.
“Our complacency is killing us,” said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. “One hundred deaths every day should outrage us. Americans should demand change to prioritize safety actions and protect ourselves from one of the leading causes of preventable death.”
Interestingly, because New Year's Eve often leads to intoxication and is a holiday where many people don't work in the health care sector, New Year's Day is actually one of the most dangerous days in the year to go to the hospital; if you're involved in an accident, you're at a higher risk of death due to fewer staff members being on call.
However you plan to ring in 2017, we want you to enjoy a safe and injury free New Year’s Eve. That is why our Arizona personal injury attorneys and legal staff put together the following safety list of do’s and don’ts.
Individuals driving under the influence are not aware of their surroundings, tend to drive over the speed limit, make lane changes without signaling which can cause accidents. Drunk drivers during the holidays tend to drive at night as they leave holiday parties or family gatherings; decreased visibility in conjunction with impaired vision is a recipe for disaster.
The holidays can be a very stressful time of year for those traveling on the road. Whether you are traveling near or far, it is important to keep in mind these basic safety tips to ensure you arrive safe and enjoy this wonderful time with friends and family.
Holiday road trips should be fun and relaxing, and they often are. Unfortunately, however, they can also result in disaster. Any type of travel increases your risk of involvement in an accident, and statistics consistently indicate that accidents spike around the holidays due to factors like more drunk drivers on the road and heavier traffic.
When it comes to the holidays, parking lots are a danger zone. There are many people walking between vehicles and in the roads, and you have to be careful to back out when no traffic is coming. Carts and other hazards can be present as well.
So what is the safest way to travel during the holiday season? Whether you need to book a flight today or start prepping the family car for tomorrow, it’s always better to prepare, stay safe and arrive alive.
At Lerner and Rowe, our Phoenix personal injury attorneys and legal team want all adults and children to enjoy a safe and injury free Halloween. That is why we put together the following Halloween pedestrian injury prevention tips.
“5 to Drive” National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 16th – 22nd) is the perfect time to talk to your teen about safe driving habits and Arizona teen driver laws.
When people think of a day that is considered dangerous, Labor Day is usually not one of them. Yet on this, one of the most anticipated days of the year, the chances of being in a deadly accident are far more common than others according to some data.
The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety also created a Labor Day Holiday DUI enforcement campaign to include nine separate task forces and 72 law enforcement agencies. Across the state, these agencies have been tasked with looking for impaired and dangerous driving behaviors.
Number one, two and four on the Most Dangerous Holidays list are holidays that are traditionally celebrated over a long weekend: Independence Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day, respectively. Even with just one extra day away from work, people have more of an opportunity to travel, as well as spend time drinking at parties, picnics and other types of celebrations.
Unfortunately, driving on the Fourth of July weekend puts your life at risk in a big way – it’s one of the most deadly times to drive. Learn more here...