What is the Most Dangerous Holiday Weekend to Drive?

The Most Dangerous Holiday Weekend to Travel By Car

Traveling on a Holiday Weekend?

Holiday seasons and weekends are some of the most exciting times of the year. However, an increase in traffic can make the roads more congested and dangerous. There are many different types of drivers on the roads during the holiday seasons. For instance, you might share the road with a driver who is extremely excited to kick off the holiday weekend and is speeding to their destination. Another example is the driver who gets stressed out during the holiday season and displays this in their aggressive driving. Last but not least, the driver who is excited to celebrate the holiday and doesn’t mind breaking the law by dangerously driving under the influence. If you are traveling on the roads this holiday season, take extra caution.



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These are the most dangerous holiday weekends to be on the road

1. Memorial Day Weekend

While Memorial Day honors the men and women who have sacrificed their lives while serving our country, it has also been a proven time for the most amount of traffic fatalities. Most people kickstart their summer with the three day weekend by traveling places. More car accidents are likely to occur with the increased amount of traffic.

2. Fourth of July

As America celebrates the birth of our country, drinking and driving seem to accompany most celebrations, resulting in dangerous driving conditions. The National Safety Council reported that 38% of crashes around the holiday involved drunk driving.

3. Thanksgiving

Traditionally, Thanksgiving is a time of travel and visiting family, which makes for a congested road conditions in unfamiliar areas. Not only are there more cars on the road during this holiday, but there are also more drunk drivers. 

4. Labor Day Weekend

This long weekend is the last hoorah for summer. The most common factors police cited in their accident reports were speed and alcohol.

5. New Years Eve

Ringing in the New Year has historically been one of the most dangerous times for drivers. This holiday 

Avoid Holiday Car Accidents

  • Do not drink and drive/ have a designated driver
  • Have a plan Plan ahead to avoid speeding. Find a time to travel when there is less traffic.
  • Avoid Fatigued Driving

Happy Holidays From McCoy & McCoy

Take extra caution this holiday season by practicing safe driving habits. Do your part. If you or a loved one was involved in a car accident during the holidays, call our firm today for a free consultation.

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