It is fun to drive to fireworks or the July 4th picnic, but be careful because the Fourth of July is ranked as one of the most dangerous holidays to drive.
Depending on what study you look at, the Fourth of July is either the second or third most dangerous holiday to drive. Thanksgiving is consistently the most dangerous holiday with Memorial Day and July 4th apparently fighting for second place. There is an average of 505 deaths from car accident during the July 4th holiday. Keep an eye out for heavy drinkers who didn’t have the good sense to stay home and off the roads. An estimated 53% of fatal Fourth of July crashes involve at least one drunk driver.
As for the most dangerous day of the year to drive, July 3rd and July 4th are ranked in the top 5 most dangerous days to drive on America’s roads.
So, celebrate America’s birthday with pride and joy, but be safe! Know that no matter how safe you are, there could be others on the road that shouldn’t be. Watch out for them. It could save your life and the life of your family!
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