Millions Expected to Hit the Roads This Fourth of July
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Jul 02, 2015 in Car Accidents
What better time to take a family road trip than Fourth of July weekend? According to AAA, approximately 34.8 million people have the same idea planned for this years holiday weekend.
AAA predicts that more than 40 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this weekend to celebrate Independence Day. The majority will be travelling by car.
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This year has already proven to be deadlier than last year for Wisconsin drivers, and the National Safety Council is predicting that the high volume of travel could make this Fourth of July the deadliest for auto accidents since 2008.
Contributing to this estimation is the fact that the holiday falls on a weekend, which has been shown to lead to more traffic, more partying and more accidents.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 512 people were killed in auto accidents over the Fourth of July holiday in 2013. Of that number, 39 percent involved a drunk driver.
Like in most states, Wisconsin law enforcement will be out in full-force patrolling the roadways this weekend. They will be cracking down on drunk driving, distracted driving, speeding, tailgating, and drivers and passengers not wearing seatbelts.
Drivers are encouraged to practice safe driving techniques and to allow plenty of time for traffic jams. Also, always make sure to have a designated driver if you are drinking.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation predicts that peak travel times will be between noon and 8 p.m. on Friday and Sunday.
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