The Fourth of July is a weekend celebrated with family, cookouts, drinking and parties. With the weekend festivities comes driving and lots of traffic. The roadways become extremely cluttered while drivers make their way to friends and family, increasing the likelihood of being involved in an accident.
Aside from the heavy traffic, drinking and driving is a large issue for this coming holiday weekend. Law enforcement across the country are cracking down in an effort to reduce drunk driving causalities and related accidents. Programs like C.A.R.E, Combined Accident Reduction Effort, active in all 50 states, will increase the number of law enforcement officers on the roadways, increase the number of speed traps, drunk driving checkpoints and patrol highly trafficked areas.
With a higher volume of law enforcement out, the chances of being involved an accident or receiving a ticket such as a D.U.I, Driving Under the Influence, increases. It also increases your insurance premiums if you are involved in any of those situations. Protect your safety, your insurance premiums and continue to have a fun filled weekend with the following tips:
1. Do not drink and drive. Law enforcement will be out in full swing this weekend, the odds of you being stopped increase 30% over the Fourth of July weekend.
2. Plan your driving ahead giving yourself plenty of time to travel to your destination, as traffic will be increased across the country. Avoid highly congested areas by traveling at night or a day ahead of schedule.
3. Wear your seat belt. With checkpoints and roadblocks in nearly every state over the weekend, law enforcement officers are sure to write you up if you are driving without a seat belt, if the law applies within the state.
4. Do not text and drive. Over 1/3 of the states have a law against using a cell phone while driving. As these driving restrictions are new to many states, state officials will use this busy weekend to spotlight dangerous increase in cellphone use while driving.
5. Pack a safety kit. The high temperatures across the country will increase the likelihood of dehydration. If you are driving in a vehicle for a long period of time, you will want to ensure you will have plenty of fluids to drink.
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