Each year, Memorial Day weekend brings more drivers on the road, making it more important than ever that motorists practice caution while behind the wheel. Car accidents often lead to a multitude of damages for a victim, including lost wages, expensive medical bills, and vehicular damage. When a car accident occurs, the victim is encouraged to contact a lawyer.
Many want to celebrate Memorial Day weekend by driving to the shore or going to a friend’s house. This means that traffic is heavier than usual, resulting in more car accidents. This holiday weekend can also involve alcohol, which can make road conditions more unsafe as a result of many people driving under the influence. In 2018, 37 percent of all accidents on Memorial Day weekend involved drunk driving, according to data from the National Safety Council (NSC). Drunk driving continues to be a top cause of car accidents on Memorial Day weekend. It is crucial that drivers remain cautious while behind the wheel to prevent a car accident.
Driving safely should always be a priority, however, it is even more important that motorists practice safe driving during Memorial Day Weekend. Safe driving can help prevent a car accident, including the additional damages and injuries that result from one.
The first safety tip a driver should take to prevent a car accident is to ensure that they are practicing defensive driving. Drivers who drive defensively maintain a safe distance between vehicles, drive within the speed limit, and observe other traffic laws and signs. Although this is an important tip, many motorists fail to drive defensively.
The next tip that drivers should consider is giving themselves plenty of time to travel. When a driver fails to do this, they may attempt to rush to make up time. This rushing may include speeding, tailgating, or other unsafe driving habits that can ultimately lead to an accident.
Another crucial tip is that drivers should be cautious of other motorists and road users, including motorcyclists and pedestrians. Since Memorial Day weekend means that many people are traveling, this can mean more obstacles for a driver. Motorists should always drive slowly and maintain a distance when surrounded by motorcycles or bikers. It is crucial that drivers also look for walking pedestrians.
All motorists should be extra cautious during Memorial Day weekend. Even with precautions, a collision can still happen. If you have suffered damages as a result of a collision, you should speak to a Millsboro car accident lawyer at Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. Our lawyers understand that a car accident is both a financial and emotional burden for a victim and their family. If you want more information and a free consultation, contact us online or call us at 302-656-5445. With office locations in Wilmington and Millsboro, Delaware, we proudly serve clients throughout Dover, New Castle County, and Sussex County.