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Labor Day Driving Tips - Lessen Your Chances for an Atlanta Accident

Labor Day Driving Tips - Lessen Your Chances for an Atlanta Accident

Atlanta Injury Blog > 2011 > September > Labor Day Driving Tips - Lessen Your Chances for an Atlanta Accident

Labor Day is always a fun time of the year, as many people celebrate with family and good friends at outdoor barbeques and parties. However, Labor Day is also a deadly holiday, with an estimated 400 traffic fatalities to occur this holiday weekend and another 38,800 people expected to be injured in motor vehicle accidents, according to the National Safety Council.

Because millions of drivers will be on the roads getting to their destinations for Labor Day weekend, drivers need to make sure they are driving safely this holiday. Tips include:

  • Get plenty of rest before driving. Drivers who are tired are less alert on the road and can cause Atlanta accidents from a lapse in judgment while driving.
  • Drive the speed limit. Law enforcement is typically out in full force over holiday weekends, so make sure you obey the speed limit.
  • Obey all traffic rules. Pay attention to all traffic lights and stop signs, and be alert to what is taking place around you on the road.
  • Do not tailgate. Traffic may slow down rapidly, so keeping a safe distance between your car and the car in front of you can help you decrease your chances of being involved in an accident.
  • Buckle up. Make sure that you and everyone else in your car are wearing seatbelts in case of an Atlanta crash. Seatbelts help prevent serious injuries and death from occurring.
  • Do not drink and drive. Drinking and driving can cause injuries to you and other innocent motorists. It also can cost you steep fines, jail time, driver's license suspension, and other penalties.
  • Do not text and drive. Distracted driving has led to many accidents and injuries. Be smart at the wheel.

By driving with these tips in mind, you may be able to avoid an Atlanta auto accident. However, if you are injured by a negligent motorist over the holiday weekend, please call a skilled Atlanta personal injury lawyer to find out about your rights to recovery.

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