Memorial Day: A Dangerous Time to Drive

This weekend, millions of Americans will come together to commemorate the sacrifices of the men and women who have fought and died to preserve our way of life. Unfortunately, Memorial Day weekend is also the start of a historically dangerous driving season.

The period between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend is known as the 100 deadly days of summer, especially for teen drivers. The spike in car accidents that tends to accompany this time of year is due to a combination of factors. To begin with, more people are driving long distances to go on vacation during the summer. These long drives can contribute to driver fatigue and increase the likelihood of accidents. Furthermore, there’s a general increase in traffic volume as the weather improves. Drivers may also be more inclined to take unnecessary risks in summer’s favorable weather conditions than they would during other times of year.

The long weekends of Memorial Day, The Fourth of July and Labor Day are especially dangerous due to an increase in inebriated driving as well. While other holidays like St. Patrick’s Day and New Year’s Eve often get more attention when it comes to drunk driving, these three day weekends also tend to see a notable increase in drunk driving rates.

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