The holiday season is a time of festivities, get-togethers with friends and family, and travel. While the holiday season is something to look forward to and to enjoy it is also a time for travelers to be aware of the safety risks that exist on the roads. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reported that in 2017, eight lethal crashes took place on December 22nd.
Travel risks during the holiday are increased for many reasons. First, more people are on the roads, during the day and night as adults are taking time off of work and children are out of school. The busy holiday season comes in the winter months, wherein some regions of the country, also have sleet, ice, snow, and rain. This inclement weather makes for treacherous travel conditions.
Additionally, families are frequently traveling with cars full of kids, which can be distracting for the driver. Distracted driving kills approximately 9 Americans every day and injures over 1,000 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Distracted driving increases the risk that a crash will occur. Another factor in crashes is the number of holiday parties that also come with higher alcohol consumption. Increased numbers of individuals drinking and driving result ultimately leads to increased traffic accidents.
Given the reality that serious, even fatal crashes increase during the holiday season it is important to be aware that the risks exist and to understand how to reduce them to drive safe.
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You will need compensation to help you while you are recovering from injuries and our team of Phoenix car accident attorneys will fight aggressively on your behalf to ensure you see a fair settlement. Call the attorneys at ELG today and set up a free consultation. We are here to discuss your accident experience at either our Phoenix or Mesa personal injury law offices at (623) 562-3838.
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