There is nothing like a good holiday road trip to cheer you up. However, remember this: An accident can happen at any time. You need to do whatever it takes to remain safe while you're behind the wheel.
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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.
Whether it’s graduation, the Fourth of July, a family vacation, or simply a summer barbecue, an increase in outdoor activities can also lead to an increase in personal injuries.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in 2015 alone, 11 people died and about 11,500 were injured badly enough to require medical treatment after fireworks-related incidents. Moreover, these incidents usually occurred when amateurs attempted to use or set off professional-grade, homemade, or other illegal fireworks or explosives.
Florida does not require, and frankly cannot, a one-to-one adult to child ratio. Accordingly, when your children are engaged in outdoor and water related activities, they may be prone to personal injuries due to lack of supervision.
However, vacations and plans are sometimes spoiled when accidents occur on resort or hotel properties. These accidents, the most common of which include slip and fall accidents, can result in serious injuries and damages that can last for a very long time.
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However, any sudden mechanical failures, especially brake, steering and engine failures, on Florida’s high-speed motorways can result in serious personal injuries or even death.
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.
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.
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.