Deadliest Days on the Road: Fourth of July

July 1st, 2011
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Fourth of July Road sign

As many travel to their families, friends and festivities on the Fourth of July the roadways become cluttered with travelers and drunk drivers.  As traffic increases so does the likelihood of being involved in a motor vehicle accident.

Another danger factor during the holidays is the consumption of alcohol. While people are out enjoying cookouts, the sun and sparklers, drinks are consumed and increase the number of those on the roadways with alcohol in their systems. According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 40,000 people in the U.S. die each year on the road, naming Forth of July as the deadliest days on the road.

Law officials have worked extremely hard at lowering the reported causalities during the Forth of July by teaming up with causes such as the C.A.R.E, Combined Accident Reduction Efforts. This effort works with law officials in all 50 states to increase patrols, roadblocks and other safety precautions during the holiday.

AutoCricket.com, the online automotive experts, wish all a safe and happy Fourth of July. Keep your travels safe and your insurance premiums low.

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