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NSC Report Says Be Careful This Labor Day Weekend

August 25, 2016

This recent report from the NSC has some alarming statistics.

In summary, since late 2014 motor vehicle fatalities are up 18% across the nation and Florida leads the nation with a 43% increase in two years. Other states like California 31% and Illinois 24% are on the top of the list.
The National Safety Council timed this release to warn drivers that according to their predictions this upcoming Labor Day Weekend will be one of the most deadly ever recorded. It’s pretty grim. According to their estimates, 483 people will lose their lives in vehicles during the three day holiday weekend.

The NSC’s official advice?

“To help ensure safety, the National Safety Council recommends drivers:

  • Make sure every passenger buckles up on every trip
  • Designate an alcohol and drug-free driver or arrange alternate transportation
  • Get plenty of sleep and take regular breaks to avoid fatigue
  • Never use a cell phone behind the wheel, even hands-free
  • Stay engaged in teens’ driving habits, as teens are three times as likely to crash as more experienced drivers
  • Learn about your vehicle’s safety systems and how to use them. My Car Does What can help drivers understand features such as adaptive cruise control, blind spot warning systems and backup cameras.”

So if you’re hitting the road for Labor Day Weekend 2016 the data says you should be extra careful. If you live in our home states of Florida, California or Illinois you should be extra extra careful. We don’t have any fancy data but we’re predicting increased law enforcement on the roads. Our traffic ticket lawyers will be ready on Sept 6th for all those holiday cases.

Check out their official release here