Learn How to Stay Safer on California Roads During Memorial Day Weekend

Learn How to Stay Safer on California Roads During Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is on the way, and it is essential for drivers to stay as safe as possible on the roads. Keep reading to learn how you can reduce the chance of being involved in a car accident during this popular holiday weekend.

Traffic Experts Call This the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer

Traffic experts refer to the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day as the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer. This is because there are more accidents in this period than any other similar period in the year. Teen drivers are at a higher risk because they are less experienced and more likely to be distracted while driving.

In fact, statistics show that there were 400 deadly car accidents on Memorial Day weekend last year, along with 46,000 injuries. It is true that some factors cannot be controlled, such as the weather during this period, but there are some steps drivers can take to stay safer.

Never Drink and Drive

This is true every day of the year, but it bears repeating on Memorial Day weekend, when many people are going to parties, BBQs, and other places they will drink. You might not think of driving if you are very drunk, but remember that even being buzzed can negatively impact your driving. Either bring non-alcoholic drinks to enjoy or have a designated driver.

Do Not Drive While Distracted

Another common cause of driving accidents in the 2020s is distracted driving. One of the most common types of distracted driving is texting or talking on the phone while driving, but that is not the only example. Simply talking to someone in the passenger seat can be a distraction if you are constantly taking your eyes off the road. Reaching in the back to grab something, changing the radio station, and literally anything that takes your hands from the wheel, your eyes from the road, or your attention from the act of driving can be a distraction.

Do Not Drive While Tired

Studies have shown that when a person drives after having been awake for 18 hours in a row, they drive with the same impairment that a person would have if they had a BAC of 0.05%. A drowsy driver takes longer to react to dangerous situations, is more likely to be distracted, and runs the risk of falling asleep at the wheel.

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If you have been injured in a car accident and require help from an experienced car accident attorney, we urge you to contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 now for a free legal consultation. We are here to help you find the help you need.

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