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How Can I Avoid an Accident Over Memorial Day Weekend?

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At D’Amato Law Firm, we want our clients, family, friends, and neighbors to be safe while traveling this upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Normally, Memorial Day weekend is one of the most traveled holidays, with many people driving to backyard parties and to spend time with family. More traffic increases the risk of being involved in a car accident. This year especially, given the pandemic and restrictions recently being lifted, a significant amount of traffic is predicted over the holiday weekend on the roads and highways.

Holiday Driving Safety Tips

No matter how safely one drives and no matter how careful, there is always a chance to be injured in an car accident when behind the wheel. This risk increases on busy holiday travel days. Following are some safety tips to be mindful of as the unofficial start of the summer season kicks off:

 

  • Wear a seat belt. In most serious car collisions where there is significant damage to the vehicles involved, people who wear their seatbelts suffer significantly less serious injuries than drivers and passengers who do not wear seatbelts. Seatbelts have saved millions of lives since they were made mandatory in vehicles in 1968.

 

  • Drive the speed limit. Almost all car and truck crashes are caused by someone driving too fast and being unable to stop their vehicle in time or unable to control their vehicle. Speeding and not being able to stop in time is the number one cause of car accidents and injuries. Something to help with driving the speed limit is making sure to allow enough time to get to a destination.

 

  • Do not drive distracted. Not paying attention to the road and looking at a cell phone has become a national epidemic. The best practice is to keep cell phones out of reach while behind the wheel. Checking a quick text message is never worth the risk. It takes merely a second’s glance at a phone to lose control of a vehicle, especially when driving 65 to 70 miles per hour on New Jersey’s highways.

 

  • Do not drink and drive. This may be a no-brainer safety tip, but, unfortunately, there will still be hundreds, if not thousands, of impaired drivers on the roads and highways over Memorial Day weekend. Every time someone gets behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, that person is taking their own lives in their hands, the lives of their family, and the lives of every single other person on the road with them. Do not add to the increasing DUI statistics this upcoming holiday weekend.

Atlantic City Car Accident Lawyers at D’Amato Law Firm Are There For You

If you are injured in car accident or a truck crash on the highways of New Jersey during Memorial Day travel, we are here to help. Our Atlantic City car accident lawyers at D’Amato Law Firm can make sure all your questions are answered in a compassionate way. We will fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve for your injuries. There is no down-side for contacting us since the initial consultation is completely free. Call us at 609-926-3300 or complete our online contact form. Our offices are located in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, and we serve clients throughout South Jersey, including Atlantic City, Linwood, Galloway Township, Cape May, Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton, Ocean City, and Woodbury.