Breaking: Car crashes predicted this Thanksgiving weekend
Thanksgiving weekend dangerous on New York roads.
According to the The National Safety Council an estimated 418 traffic fatalities and another 44,700 serious injuries may occur from car crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Here are some suggested tips that will save your life this Thanksgiving weekend.
New York personal injury attorney, Paul Ajlouny, offers some FREE ADVICE:
Be smart and take some precautions if traveling on icy, wet stormy roads this holiday season:
- Be smart! Buckle-up. More than 600 police agencies across New York State will be ensuring a zero tolerance enforcement effort.
- Stay off those cellphones – including hands-free – behind the wheel.
- Make sure that children re securely and safely restrained.
- Do not drink and drive! New York State police will be cracking down on drunk drivers in order to prevent injuries and save lives.
- If the weather report indicates storms and treacherous travel conditions — consider staying home!
An estimated 41.3 million travelers are expected to hit the nation’s highways for the holiday weekend, which is a 4.3% increase over last year. Travel is going to be hazardous with both rain and snow, causing slick roads.
The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest travel times in the United States, with more than 46 million Americans expected to make trips between Wednesday and Sunday, travel group AAA said. More than 89 percent will travel by car, it said.
You might want to consider staying home and staying safe.