If driving after dark has always made you a little more nervous than driving in the daylight, you have good instincts. According to the National Safety Council, fatal collisions are three times more likely to occur at night.
Even if you have adequate auto insurance and decent health insurance coverage, recovering from injuries sustained in a serious accident can be costly. In addition to the direct costs associated with treating the injuries, such as ambulance fees and medical bills, there are indirect costs like lost wages, which can add up quickly.
In a perfect world, every driver would abide by all local traffic laws, and external factors like weather, road conditions, and mechanical failures would never impede motor vehicles. Unfortunately, the world is far from perfect, and even the most experienced motorists can find themselves in a devastating collision.
People often use the holiday season to spend time with family and catch up with old friends. Sadly, some also use it as an excuse to binge drink.
Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday for visiting family, but it’s important to remember that you are not the only one who wants to spend the long weekend catching up with loved ones. In fact, so many people visit relatives on and around Thanksgiving that it has become the deadliest holiday for road travel. According to Forbes, an average of 567 people have died in motor vehicle collisions on Thanksgiving Day every year since 1982
Halloween is right around the corner, and just because it is on a weekday this year does not mean there will be any fewer trick-or-treaters traipsing around the neighborhood. Since most adult Halloween parties will likely take place the weekend before, there may be fewer drunk drivers out on Tuesday, but parents still need to take steps to protect their children from pedestrian accidents.