AAA Travel projects that roughly 40.8 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles for the Fourth of July holiday, with July 3 – 7 being the busiest days on the road. While there is a slight decrease in the number of travelers compared to last year, 84% will travel by automobile, increasing traffic congestion and the risk for auto accidents.
The Beverly Hills car accident lawyers at Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley would like to remind all drivers to stay safe this year and keep a few precautions in mind before setting out to celebrate Independence Day.
Drowsy driving can be very dangerous, so it is important that you never operate a vehicle when you are tired and cannot keep your eyes open. Be sure to stop and rest before you resume driving if you find yourself in this situation.
Never operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. If you spot another vehicle driving erratically, please report him or her to the police.
Do not use a cell phone or GPS device while driving, or allow any other distraction to take your attention from the road, even with children, pets, or other passengers in the vehicle.
Make sure your vehicle is working correctly for a long trip. Check the tires, brakes, and windshield wipers.
Plan ahead of time for roadway conditions, traffic, and weather you may encounter. Make sure you know the route your plan on taking even if you are bringing a GPS.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of another, it is important that you contact an experienced attorney who will defend your legal rights. Call Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley at (213) 514-8332 for a free and confidential consultation.