Drive Safe This Thanksgiving
The winter holiday season is upon us, and everything in our lives is starting to get more busy, including our roads. With the ever-increasing amount of shipping trucks in route to deliver food, presents, and other on-line purchases, as well as the large number of vehicles traveling to visit family and friends, the holidays are a dangerous time to travel due to the increased risk of car accidents. Thanksgiving is no exception. In fact, the Thanksgiving holiday is usually one of the year’s most deadliest weeks for car accidents.
According to the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 764 fatal car accidents during Thanksgiving 2012. Of those fatal car crashes, 40% involved accidents with drunk drivers. It’s no secret that people tend to overindulge in food and drinks during the Thanksgiving holiday. College students are home for the holiday and many people will take time to meet up with old friends and loved ones to enjoy a quick drink before getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Accordingly, our Tampa car accidents attorneys understand that there will be more impaired and drunk drivers on the roads.
With more than 2.5 million Floridians expected to travel more than 50 miles to celebrate Thanksgiving, the roads will be congested and drivers are urged to drive with caution and to be aware of the increased road risks. It is important to remember to wear your seat belt, to stay sober, focused and alert, to maintain routine maintenance of your vehicle, and to plan ahead for your travel.
Contact Experienced Auto Accident Lawyers in Tampa, Florida
The Capaz Law Firm wishes a safe and very happy Thanksgiving holiday! If you or a loved one has been hurt or injured by a negligent driver or a drunk driver, contact our experienced Tampa car accident attorneys to discuss your rights and options for seeking just compensation.