It’s true that there are more dangerous times to travel than others. In Utah, you may think that the deadliest days for driving or traveling are around the holidays when many people are traveling, partying and there are snowy, icy road conditions. But you may be surprised to learn that Utah’s ‘100 Deadliest Days’ actually begin Memorial Day weekend. During the next hundred days, the Utah Department of Transportation says fatal crashes nearly double on Utah roads. With so many fun summer activities to do, many Utahns are driving more often. And while icy conditions are dangerous, many drivers realize this and take the necessary precautions. Unfortunately, many drivers think clear roads means they don’t need to be as careful. Here are five ways you can stay safe during the ‘100 Deadliest Days’.
- Pay Attention
You pay close attention during a blizzard or when you know there is black ice on the road; you should be paying just as much attention when you’re cruising around this summer with the windows down and a cold soda in your hand. By simply paying attention, many of the accidents during the summer can be avoided.
- Don’t Speed
Speeding is always a temptation, but one way to stay safe this summer is to go the speed limit. When you are going too fast, you lose the precious time you need react properly to avoid an accident. You should also make sure you are obeying all laws of the road, not just the speed limit. Doing so will keep you and others on the road safe.
- Wear Your Seat belt
If you want to stay safe and alive, wear your seat-belt! It’s as simple as that.
- Avoid High Traffic Times
Another way to stay safe is to avoid areas that are more likely to have accidents. If you know a certain road or area is highly congested at certain days or times of day, it’s best to avoid that area. More cars moving through an area only increases your risk of getting in an accident.
- Drive Sober
If you drink and drive, you ought to know the risks by now. But that doesn’t stop many from driving impaired during the ‘100 Deadliest Days’, and any other day of the year. If you don’t want to be injured or killed, or injure or kill another person on the road, don’t drink and drive.
Following these five tips between Memorial Day and Labor Day will help you stay safe during Utah’s 100 Deadliest Days. But if you do find yourself in an accident (whether it be auto, bicycle, motorcycle, or pedestrian) make sure you have someone in your corner to help you deal with other drivers, insurance, and lawyers. Cockayne Law fights for those who need it most. Don’t suffer any more than you need to, whether physically or emotionally. Call Cockayne Law!