The National Safety Council has released traffic fatality information for the approaching Labor Day weekend, estimating that 400 traffic fatalities will occur over the holiday weekend, and another38,800 injuries will be sustained from motor vehicle accidents.
The Council also estimates 142 people may survive the holiday weekend because they will have worn safety belts, while another 102lives could have been saved if all had worn safety belts.
With the upcoming Labor Day weekend upon us, and millions of drivers taking to the road, Huggins Dreckman Insurance offers the following tips to make it as safe for you as possible:
· Make sure you’re well rested before traveling.
· Make sure everyone is properly buckled up.
· Don’t tailgate and remember the two-second rule when following other vehicles.
· Don’t rely on mirrors when changing lanes. Make sure to turn around and check visually to make sure no cars are in your blind spot.
· Obey all traffic signals and speed limits. This is especially true on holiday weekends.
· Don’t drink and drive.
· Don’t text and drive.
· Pay heed to emergency signals and traffic. When you see an emergency vehicle’s lights flashing, MOVE OVER and SLOW DOWN. If you want to help, it would be best to call 911 and report the accident.
· Allow plenty of travel time to avoid frustration and for those extra stops every traveler has to make.
If you do find yourself in a fender bender this Labor Day Weekend Please Remember to contact us, your insurance agent. We can help you file the claim or give you advice on talking with your insurance provider to have your claim handled quickly and professionally. For more information on driving this Labor Day Holiday check out this blog from the BBB.