Memorial Day Weekend Dangerous to Be On The Road

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been tracking car crash statistics for a quarter of a century. In 2010 (the most recent data available), 397 people died in crashes over the Memorial Day weekend. More than 10,000 people in the U.S. died in alcohol-impaired car crashes, one every 51 minutes.   National Safety Counsel found accidents are 10% higher than 6 years ago.
More people are killed in crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver on the weekends and at night. But no matter what day it is, most crash fatalities occur on two-lane roads. Also, more people die while driving in rain compared to snow or sleet.  Rain affects road conditions which can cause loss of control of your vehicle.
With wet weather in our forecast, and a three day weekend, be aware of your surroundings to avoid accidents.
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