You hear it all the time on the news: Winter conditions are causing an increase in vehicle-related injuries and deaths. Car accidents are at an all-time high. Driving during the excessive heat is deadlier than ever. But what times of year pose the most risk?
To help you and your loved ones stay safe this year, here is a list of the most dangerous days to drive.
American Independence Day
American Independence Day, otherwise known as the Fourth of July, is the most dangerous time to drive. Generally speaking, an increase in vehicle accidents gets reported on this day every year.
Unfortunately, the reality of the situation is that many people are driving to and from parties, and many of them may be driving under the influence of alcohol. The lethal combination of drinking and driving puts everyone on the road at risk and is a major factor in why July Fourth is the most dangerous day to drive.
Fortunately, you can mitigate the risk by holding your celebration at home. However, if you must travel, consider saving your drinking for when you’re back home and no longer need to operate your vehicle.
Halloween and All Saints Day
There are numerous reasons why Halloween is one of the most dangerous times to drive. For one, it’s a day when adults like to party and consume alcohol. Additionally, it’s a night when children are walking around in the dark, often in costumes that impair their ability to see or be seen.
To ensure that you have a safe Halloween, make sure that your children can see and move safely from within their costumes. Additionally, it’s always a good idea to accompany them when they go outside.
Unfortunately, the day after Halloween is even more dangerous. November first, All Saints Day, habitually sees an increase in vehicle accidents. Whether this is entirely attributable to tired individuals driving home from a party the night before is unknown, but November first is a day to exercise caution on the roads or avoid driving altogether.
New Year’s Day
New Year’s Eve is another day that is filled with partying and alcohol consumption. The next day, New Year’s Day, is usually a combination of more partying and recovery. Many of the vehicle accidents that occur on New Year’s Day are caused by intoxicated drivers.
To avoid accidents on New Year’s Day, you should consider limiting your driving time and avoiding alcohol consumption if you’re going to be behind the wheel. However, the unfortunate truth is that just because one person does it does not mean everyone will.
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