Car Accident Lawyers in California
With the holiday season in full swing, it’s important to talk about roadway safety. Whether you’re driving cross-country to visit friends and family or staying closer to home, roadway safety is a topic that impacts everybody. This year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is hoping to raise awareness about the dangers on U.S. roadways during the busy holiday season. A variety of seasonal factors increase the risk of injury-causing and potentially fatal crashes in California and across the nation. The NHTSA is currently focusing on drunk driving prevention and seat belt safety awareness.
Holiday Season Crash Facts
- 781 people were killed in crashes involving a drunk driver during the month of December 2016.
- From 2012 to 2016, there were 3,995 people killed in December crashes that involved drunk drivers.
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over This Holiday Season
Sadly, this is one of the deadliest times of the year on U.S. roadways. With the holidays come an increase in alcohol consumption and drunk driving. Thankfully, law enforcement agencies in California and across the country will be stepping up their efforts to catch drunk drivers and keep roads safe. The NHTSA is also reminding motorists that buzzed driving is drunk driving too. Even one drink can be one drink too many.
Buckle Up For Every Trip
Even the safest drivers are put at risk when other people are drinking and driving. The single most effective way to protect yourself in the event of a crash is to buckle up. It doesn’t matter how far you’re going. Make sure everybody in your vehicle is buckled up too. It could save their lives. Additionally, always make sure children are in age and size-appropriate car seats and booster seats.
Holiday Season Car Accidents in San Diego
The holiday season should be a time of joyous reflection and merriment. Nobody should have to spend the holidays in the hospital or mourning the loss of a loved one due to a preventable crash. The team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. wishes everybody a Safe and Happy Holiday Season, and if you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car accident in California, contact our office at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation today.