July is National Roadside Traffic Safety Awareness Month, and with this in mind, Caddell Reynolds wants motorists and pedestrians to be extra vigilant to save lives during the “vacation months,” the time between July through October, which are the most dangerous months the year for traffic fatalities. Attorney Ray Schlegel of Caddell Reynolds recently joined Good Day NWA in July to discuss National Roadside Traffic Safety Awareness Month. The clip of this informative segment appears below.
Driving Safely This Summer
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data indicate that three of the four deadliest holiday weekends occur during the “vacation months” – Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day Weekends.
July and August are the deadliest months to drive, with nearly 116 fatalities occurring each day. And, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, weekends are especially dangerous from 3 to 7 p.m.
How to Avoid Common Accidents
Here are some tips to drive safely this summer:
- Don’t speed
- Never leave children/ dogs unattended in your vehicle
- Don’t drive distracted – Avoid using your phone, putting directions in your GPS while operating your vehicle or checking social media
And, if you are taking a long road trip, here are some tips to help it go smoothly.
- Make sure you get your car serviced before a road trip
- Pack an Emergency Roadside Kit (Cell phone charger, flashlight, jumper cables, tire pressure gauge, water, snacks, blankets)
- Always wear a seatbelt
- Take breaks – Make sure to stop for food and switch drivers if possible. If you need to, stay at a hotel
We Can Help
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident through no fault of your own, call Caddell Reynolds for help at 800-671-4100. When you call, you’ll speak with one of our top Arkansas personal injury lawyers absolutely FREE.
At Caddell Reynolds, we will fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. Our experienced Arkansas Personal Injury Lawyers understand complex claims—and can help you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve.
Caddell Reynolds Law Firm will be by your side every step of the way. Call us for your Free Legal Consultation at 800-671-4100 today. At Caddell Reynolds, there is never an attorney’s fee due upfront. In fact, you owe us nothing until we recover for you. We have offices conveniently located throughout Arkansas to better serve you.
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