The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that 394 people will die in traffic accidents over this Labor Day weekend. 42,200 more will sustain injuries that will require medical attention. Buckle up. Don’t drink and drive. Obey the speed limit. And don’t be an asshole.
To ensure a safe Labor Day holiday weekend, NSC recommends drivers:
- Establish and enforce a distraction-free zone, especially in cars equipped with electronic devices including cell phones, global positioning systems and other in-vehicle technology
- Make sure all passengers are buckled up and children are in safety seats appropriate for their age and size
- Allow plenty of travel time to avoid frustration and diminish the impulse to speed
- Drive defensively and exercise caution, especially during inclement weather
- Designate a non-drinking driver or plan for alternative transportation, such as a taxi