4th of July Driving: How to Deal This Holiday

Ah, the Fourth of July. Full of picnics, parties, swimming, boating, and fireworks. The perfect day. 4th of July driving. Then comes the drive home. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says the Fourth of July is the deadliest day of the year when it comes to vehicle crashes. Why? Four reasons. More vehicles are on the road. More drivers are driving in areas beyond their regular commute. More people are using their cell phones while driving. More people have been drinking throughout the day. The Centers for Disease Control reports that one-third of all automobile accidents are due to impaired drivers. Even if they don’t hit anyone directly, they cause wrecks. They drive erratically, speeding up and slowing down, swerving, weaving, and crossing into other lanes. Their times are diminished. Usually they’re drowsy from too much alcohol and often fall asleep at the wheel. That’s why it’s so important to be especially defensive when driving home from your Fourth of July holiday. Here are the top 10 tips to help you do so: 1. Stay Where You Are If possible, don’t drive at all. If it’s a three-day weekend and you’re spending it out of town, stay overnight at a … Continue reading 4th of July Driving: How to Deal This Holiday