As Labor Day weekend nears, the last major travel holiday of the summer is expected to be even busier this year than in previous summers. According to a recent survey conducted by the American Automobile Association (AAA), 30 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles for the upcoming holiday weekend, an increase of 2.9% …
As Labor Day weekend nears, the last major travel holiday of the summer is expected to be even busier this year than in previous summers. According to a recent survey conducted by the American Automobile Association (AAA), 30 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles for the upcoming holiday weekend, an increase of 2.9% from 2011 data. Despite a struggling economy and significant increases in gas prices in some areas, millions of Americans are set to hit the road during Labor Day; the AAA survey found that the price of gas and travelers’ current financial outlook aren’t expected to have a major negative impact on holiday plans. As more drivers are expected to flood roadways in Oklahoma and across the United States on Labor Day, the car accident attorneys at Oklahoma Legal Center are encouraging motorists to practice safe driving techniques during the long holiday weekend.
Avoid High-Risk Driving During Labor Day
Americans love to travel, and the current economic downturn is unlikely to have a significant impact on holiday travel plans. In fact, the AAA survey found that those looking to save money during their trip will choose to stay with friends and family, cut their trip a little shorter, spend less on activities during the holiday, or use a more economical mode of transportation. While AAA found that an estimated 2.55 million Americans will fly to their Labor Day destination, and 2.3 million will opt to travel by bus, train or cruise ship, a considerable number of travelers are planning to hit the road and drive. With the expected increase in traffic on Oklahoma roadways during Labor Day, our car accident lawyers at Oklahoma Legal Center would like to bring attention to the dangers of high-risk driving, which includes driving while fatigued, distracted, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and driving recklessly or at excessive speeds.
Our Car Accident Attorneys Can Help
Labor Day marks the official end to the “101 Critical Days of Summer,” the period of time between Memorial Day and Labor Day that is typically plagued by car accidents, injuries and fatalities across the United States. In 2008, there were 115 fatalities in the U.S. during Labor Day weekend alone, marking the holiday as one of the deadliest times of year to get behind the wheel of a car. If you are planning to travel during the upcoming holiday – from August 30 to September 3 – take the advice of the car accident attorneys at Oklahoma Legal Center, and drive carefully and attentively. If you have been injured in an Oklahoma car accident, contact our skilled car accident lawyers at Oklahoma Legal Center today to discuss your legal options. Our law firm is located in Oklahoma City, and our attorneys have extensive experience helping car accident victims pursue the compensation they deserve for their injuries.