How Can I Avoid a Memorial Day Weekend Accident?May 22, 2022
The Memorial Day holiday weekend is one of the most popular holidays. Not only do we use the holiday to remember the U.S. military personnel who died while serving in the United States armed forces, but it is often considered the unofficial beginning of summer. At that time, most colleges are done for the summer and many K-12 schools are either done or close to being done for the summer. Because of this, the Memorial Day holiday weekend is very popular for having backyard barbeques and parties. Because of this, it is one of the most heavily traveled holiday weekends every year, and with increased road travel comes an increased risk of car accidents.
Tips for Safer Travel
Throughout the country, AAA estimates that there could be more than 50 million people traveling over the holiday weekend which begins on Thursday evening and ends on Monday evening, May 30, 2022. Of those 50 million plus holiday weekend travelers, it is estimated that approximately 80 percent of them will be traveling by car. So, the risk of getting into a car accident will increase merely due to the increased amount of traffic on the roads. And no matter how safe a driver you are or how defensive of a driver you think you are, there is always the risk of a crash. There are a lot of careless and reckless drivers out there that cause most of the car and truck accidents.
Here are some things to keep in mind when traveling over the holiday weekend:
- Maintain your vehicle: Make sure your windshield wiper fluid is full and your oil is proper. Check the tire pressure in your tires and make sure all of your lights work properly.
- Leave early: Leave early enough so you do not feel the need to speed and take chances to get to the party on time. This also gives you enough time to stop and take a break if it is a long drive.
- Follow the rules of the road: Follow all of the traffic rules. Usually, when a driver consistently breaks the law and doesn’t follow the rules of the road, they have an increased chance to get into a crash.
- Check the weather: No one likes driving in bad weather. It makes for a tough drive and it can be dangerous. Heavy rain on a highway can make the surface just as slick as if it were covered by a sheet of ice.
- Check the route: Make sure the route you have decided to take is not full of construction with detours. This might require you to leave early to get there on time.
- Speeding kills: Almost all car accidents are caused by someone speeding.
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