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Increased Tendency of Car Accident on Holidays

Christmas day is nearing, people are busy on their general purchase of groceries, presents, and decorations for this special holiday which comes only once a year, a holiday that provokes the spirit of giving wherein presence of parties, mass gathering accompanied with binge drinking and eating is usually seen when celebrating such event. This holiday brings out most happiness on all of us but in contrary, following series of celebration with mass drinking is driving home usually drunk. 

According to National Safety Council (NSC), they estimated that 340 fatalities would be recorded along U.S. roads on Christmas Day last 2020 as volume of road users are at peak on yearly scale since most people choose to travel with car when visiting other states or places when celebrating Christmas Day which explains the recorded numbers of accident on road in a week long observation before, during, and after celebration of Christmas Day. According to National Safety Council, the major factors contributing in the occurrence of accidents during the holiday involve alcohol and drugs impairment and distracted driving. 

In this blog, we are going to discuss more specific factors what causes accidents on holidays such as Christmas Day. Here are some most known reasons why people became victim or liable for accidents.

  1. Fatigue Driving 

    Since then, fatigued drivers tend to be involve or cause road accident as their cognitive capacity and coordination wore off from exhaustion. Fatigue driving is an occurrence where a driver is feeling tired as he/she is not getting enough sleep or has been driving for more than hours than he/she is used to, espcially holidays, since most people tend to choose travel with a car when going to their friends and relatives ignoring how far it might be. 

    Fatigue driving is concurrently compared to drunk driving or driving under influence of drugs (DUI) since both are contextualize as having the similar effects and symptoms such as impaired vision, mental block, decreased manuevering skills and motor skills. According to authorities, they'd advice people who came from far addresses or other state who drove off by a car to take a rest and spend the night in that house of celebration to avoid risking lives. If it is not avoidable, you can always bring a second driver as a passenger and take turns over the wheel and behave proactively. 

  2. Aggressive Driving

    On busy centrals of every state in U.S., it is a given that traffic is bumper to bumper and people are almost everywhere buying their stuff. It also means that the occurrence of aggressive driving is at considerable chance as most of these road users been chasing their own schedule and want to be present on time but has been held back by traffic, this could be also true for long distance driving. The most plausible explanation would be. since they are driving long distance and they'd want to arrive on time to celebrate Christmas Day, they tend to drive aggressively and practice tailgating or related notions to aggressive driving which makes it dangerous. 

    People traveling during holidays are recommended to plan their travel early to arrive on their desired time and schedule as we all know, this season would be filled with people with same likeness to drive as you, and please, be careful when driving so. 

  3. Drunk Driving

    It was previously mentioned that along with the celebration of Christmas Day is the consumance of alcohol and even other substance. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), it shows that most deaths on December was caused by drunk driving or driving under influence (DUI), which the increase was only observed during this specific season and the age group wherein deaths occur are among ages 21 and 24 years old. 

    We recommend drunk drivers to stay for the night in a shelter or the house where the celebration was held to avoid drunk driving as well as the avoidance of being involved in an accident caused by a drunk driver.

If ever one of your family members or closests friend has been involved in an accident who have sustained either minor or significant injuries and even a possible case of amputation because of a driver has shown apparent negligence and recklessness and caused an accident and render the victim to have life-threatening injuries and condition, you can always refer help from a professional experienced injury lawyer to smoothen things out as your hired lawyers can help you decide from their factual and legal advices and can help you sort things out legally rather than settling over cash offer without damage calculation and future's regards. 

Ryan LLP is an Ohio based injury lawyer that represents victims of personal injury caused by car accidents, medical malpractice due to medical professional's negligence, and even wrongful death against large companies, agencies and even individuals. We have 40 years of experience doing our service in this field and evidently successful with our civil litigations. Call our office now for free legal consultation. 

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