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Labor Day is just around the corner! This weekend is a long-awaited time for families across the nation to celebrate workers and their contributions to our country.
As you’re figuring out your plans for this time, remember that safety is still the number one priority. Labor Day weekend sees a significant amount of car accidents, with more occurring each year. In order to ensure your safety on the road, it is vital to keep up with some of these safe driving tips.
Always Wear a Seat Belt
One of the most important things that every driver needs to do is wear a seat belt. Though buckling up does not prevent the accident itself from occurring, it does significantly improve your chances of reducing potential injuries during the accident. No matter how short the distance you are driving, always take the time to play it safe by buckling your seatbelt. Ensure everyone else in the vehicle is buckled up as well.
Never Drink and Drive
Some people will be consuming alcohol beverages over the holiday weekend. Drinking and driving is one of the most dangerous things that an individual can do behind the wheel. Those who drink and drive put themselves and everyone around them in danger. When you are not in complete control of your actions behind the wheel, you are operating a dangerous weapon. Always travel with a designated driver or call a cab, Uber, or Lyft as needed.
One of the most important things you can do to reduce your risk of an accident is to pay attention to your surroundings at all times. Drivers who are distracted behind the wheel run the risk of missing something important during the drive, whether it is a light, pedestrian, or another vehicle. Avoid using your cell phone, keep your eyes ahead of you, and stay vigilant on the road.
One of the best ways to avoid accidents is to simply practice patient and defensive driving. Everyone wants to be somewhere on the road, and it is natural that traffic jams may occur during a holiday like Labor Day. Plan ahead as much as possible and always keep your cool when you are faced with a difficult situation.
We hope that these tips help you and others stay safe on the road so that you can enjoy your holiday weekend safely.
If you are injured in an accident, remember you can always turn to Springer & Steinberg for help. Contact our firm at (303) 861-2800 to set up a free consultation with our Denver personal injury attorneys.