Many Bellingham residents will hit I-5 for some holiday drives in the next few weeks. This can be a stressful time, so here are some things you can easily do to make the trip safe and festive.
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Unfortunately, the Thanksgiving holiday is one of the deadliest times to travel. So before you load up the car with all the kiddos and sides to take to the relative’s house, it is important to know some information regarding the hazards of driving during this holiday and why it’s so dangerous.
Though it is celebrated as the "most wonderful time of the year" the holidays are also increasingly known for being the most dangerous time on the road.
Unfortunately, certain risks come along with Halloween. There are more pedestrians on the road, kids are out running around in costumes that make them difficult to see, people are taking food and candy from strangers, and people are consuming alcohol at parties.
“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.”
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.
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.