Nov. 19, 2012
Experts believe that as many as 90 percent of holiday travelers will be hitting the highway over the Thanksgiving holiday later this week. AAA estimates that more than 43 million Americans on the road, which may make the chances of being involved in an accident significantly higher.
To prevent accidents, law enforcement agencies across the nation will be patrolling roads and interstates for drunk drivers. A new study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that drunken driving violations increase an average of 54 percent on Thanksgiving Day. To combat this problem, law enforcement will be setting up sobriety checkpoints to take these drivers off the road.
Unfortunately, these checkpoints will not catch every offender. So, what can a sober driver do to prevent being injured in a Denver car accident with another vehicle? The most important thing to remember is to make sure everyone in your vehicle is properly restrained. That means that all adults in the vehicle are wearing a seatbelt across their lap and chest, while all children are in a booster or safety seat relative to the child’s age and size.
The Colorado Springs Personal Injury Lawyers with McDivitt Law Firm would also like to remind motorists to eliminate all distractions before driving. They say that by turning off and putting down your cell phone, a driver will eliminate one of the most common distractions to cause accidents today.