Be careful on the roads this weekend
Finally spring has arrived. Warm days, cool nights, and no more worrying about snow-covered roadways.No more car accidents to worry about, right?
Well, not exactly. According to historical data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more people die in a car accident in the month of August than any other time of the year. And, of course, with the holiday weekend coming up, many of us will be taking to the highways to celebrate the beginning of summer. A recent article in USA Today found that Memorial Day is not only the official start to the summer season — it’s also the second-most dangerous holiday for travelers on the road. It’s not just the weekend itself — the article states that 32% more fatalities happen on Memorial Day than the rest of the weekend. Yikes!
Here at The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, PC, we want everyone to be safe on the roads this holiday weekend. In an effort to make sure you arrive at your destination safely, here are some tips from AAA to keep in mind:
- Make sure your vehicle is up to the task of a road trip. Make sure the maintenance is up-to-date and your tires are ready for the trek.
- Take a minute to examine your route before heading off. Don’t just rely on your GPS! Make sure you know exactly where you are headed.
- Leave with time to spare. That way, if you hit traffic, you won’t have to worry about being late.
- If you get into an accident, make sure you have roadside assistance on speed dial. In fact, you should download this app just in case.
And of course, the most valuable advice we can give: If you do get into a car accident in New Jersey, contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, PC immediately. We’ll help you get what you deserve. Stay safe this weekend!