It’s that time of year where we need to remind New Yorker’s of the dangers of Thanksgiving travel. This special family & friends holiday is a time to celebrate. Travel during the Thanksgiving holiday, is a heavily traveled time, staying safe — especially if your planning on taking a road trip is so important.
New York City car accident lawyers, Ajlouny Injury Law, will be available this holiday to help people who have been seriously injured in a vehicle accidents. If you or a loved one have been hurt in a MVA (moving vehicle accident), speaking to a personal injury lawyer at the time of the accident can help protect your rights in a personal injury case.
This subject to some may be an uncomfortable subject and may damper the joy of such a festive holiday. That is not our objective. We take no joy in discussing such a frightening subject. Our objective is tor remind drivers that the statistics have shown that Thanksgiving is a dangerous time to drive, According to the CDC, the nation’s death rate.
Thanksgiving is supposed to be a happy holiday. It might be the nation’s deadliest, too.
Dangerous Time To Drive:
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is again warning drivers to stay safe on Thanksgiving. And for good reason — no holiday leads to more deadly accidents.
According to the most recent data available from NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System, there were 764 crashes involving a fatality during Thanksgiving 2012. (About 400 of them involved motorists.) In comparison, there were 654 crashes involving a fatality during Christmas that year.
There were nearly 50,000 non-fatal car accidents that Thanksgiving holiday, too.
Our objective is to frankly remind New York Travelers this year that simple awareness & safety precautions can save your life. According to NHTSA, at least 40% of passengers killed that Thanksgiving were involved in crashes with drunk drivers, and about 60% of passengers weren’t wearing their safety belts.
Safety Precautions recommended bt the NHTSA:
- Check your tires
- Make sure your windshield wipers are working.
- Don’t rush on the roads to make it to a holiday event. (check the weather, road conditions, and traffic)
- Leave early, if necessary, and allow plenty of time to safely get to your destination.”
- Never drink and drive.
- Hands-free, no texting and driving.
- Think Safe New York & Have A Happy Thanksgiving Holiday.