Labor Day weekend is unofficially the last weekend of summer for most. During this long weekend, millions of Americans hit the road to visit friends and family and to partake in recreational activities and picnics. With more people on the road, safety becomes even more important to drivers. For the past six years, the Labor Day weekend has averaged 14.6 percent more traffic deaths than similar non-holiday periods. Additionally, the National Safety Council estimates that 38,800 people will suffer from vehicle accident related injuries.
Also during this time, local law enforcement officials will focus their attention on impaired drivers. If attending any functions where you consume alcohol, consider these suggestions prior to driving:
The attorneys and staff at the Manchin Injury Law Group wishes everyone an enjoyable and safe Labor Day weekend.