People across the country celebrate the holidays by hitting the road to see friends and family. Unfortunately, the more drivers that are on the road, the more likely it is that car accidents will occur. According to Denver personal injury attorney Mark A. Simon, some holidays are more dangerous than others. Here’s a look at some of the most fatal holidays for drivers:
Memorial Day celebrations typically begin on Friday and last all the way through the actual holiday on Monday. Sadly, this three-day holiday weekend is one of the most deadliest for drivers. According to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, there are an average of 312 fatal accidents during this time period every year, and even more accidents that involve nonfatal injuries.
Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, so many people plan road trips to visit the beach one last time. Most people only travel one to two hours to get to their destination, but they still have to face traffic jams, drunk drivers, and an increased number of cars on the road. Unfortunately, there are an average of 308 fatal car accidents during Labor Day weekend every year. The city that sees the most fatalities is Los Angeles, which is not surprising given the city’s population and proximity to the beach.
Fourth of July
Fourth of July celebrations involve fireworks, American flags, and usually alcohol. Data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System reveals that there are an average of 307 fatal accidents during Fourth of July weekend every year. According to the National Safety Council, drunk drivers are responsible for many of these fatalities. Read the most dangerous holidays in America
Easter is a religious holiday, but many people decide to take advantage of the time off of work to take a road trip to see friends and family. As a result, there are a lot more cars on the road, and more opportunities to get into a serious car accident. There are an average of 280 fatal car accidents during Easter weekend every year.
Police officers tend to see a spike in DUI arrests on Thanksgiving Eve, which is the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving. This increase in drunk drivers may explain why Thanksgiving weekend is one of the most fatal times of the year for drivers. There is an average of 258 fatal car accidents every year during this holiday weekend, which is something to keep in mind as you make Thanksgiving plans later this year.
New Year’s has always been considered one of the most dangerous holidays because of the number of people who choose to consume alcohol and celebrate late into the night. On average, there are around 245 fatal car accidents on New Year’s every year.
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