Traveling for Labor Day? Drive Safely

Labor Day is, for many, the final hoorah of summer. No wonder, then, that AAA predicts travel this year will be near or at pre-pandemic levels. This means hundreds of thousands of additional motorists will take to the road to travel 50+ miles from home this weekend, with around 80% of these travels to be done exclusively on highways and interstates.

AAA predicts the heaviest traffic on Thursday, as people leave for their vacations, and on Monday, as they return. If you are driving on one of these days, extreme caution is recommended. Here are some tips to help keep yourself safe in all the increased traffic:

  • Give Yourself Extra Time. Traffic means slower traveling speeds. Budget this into your travel plans
  • Give Other Cars Extra Space. Aim for a gap of two to three cars between you and the vehicle in front of you
  • Follow the Rules of the Road. Honor traffic signs and signals, follow the speed limit, and keep right unless passing
  • Stay Calm. Avoid aggressive behaviors like tailgating and speeding, and remember to drive courteously. Everyone is trying to get to their destination safely

In addition to these tips, drivers must avoid any intoxication. Even the slightest buzz can inhibit driving performance and place everyone on the road at heightened risk for severe injury. If you are imbibing, find another way to get around.

Dealing with Labor Day Injuries

If you are injured while traveling to or from your Labor Day celebration, you may be entitled to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and personal pain and suffering. The best way to determine if you have cause to file suit is by discussing your case with a qualified attorney. Please use the attorney locator on our site to find a lawyer in your area.

Be sure to talk to an attorney before accepting an insurance offer. Accepting an insurance offer will bar you from taking legal action and can severely limit the amount of compensation you receive. Talking to an attorney is free of both cost and obligation, and remains the best way to learn what your claim may be worth.Cars,Rush,Hours,City,Street.,Car,On,Highway,In,Traffic