The Labor Day holiday weekend is one of Ohio’s busiest holiday’s for highway travel and Ohio auto accidents.
With everyone running to enjoy the last days of summer keeping safe driving tips in mind will help avoid Ohio auto accidents. The personal injury attorneys at Wright and Schulte LLC would like to ensure your holiday travels are safe and enjoyable for all by providing a few Labor Day safe driving tips for you to consider.
Staying Safe While Traveling on Ohio Roadways for Labor Day
One of the most important things you can do to stay safe and avoid Ohio auto accidents while traveling for Labor Day is to prepare for possible traffic accidents. Traffic congestion, distracted driving, and drinking and driving are common problems. According to the National Safety Council, defensive driving, including ensuring that all passengers are wearing the proper seat restraints, is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from less responsible drivers. (http://www.nsc.org/Pages/NSC-releases-traffic-fatality-estimates-and-safety-tips-for-Labor-Day-weekend.aspx)
Other steps you should take include, eliminating possible distractions, by either turning off electronic devices like cell phones, video games, and global positioning systems, or making one of your passengers responsible for them. Give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination which will help prevent frustration and reduce the likelihood of speeding.
When you are ready to head home from the holiday festivities, make sure that you have gotten plenty of rest, that you have consumed no alcohol. If you feel tired, or have drunk any alcohol, let someone else drive, or wait before starting your trip. If you have already started the journey home and begin to feel tired, pull over at a rest area and take a walk or a quick nap to refresh your ability to concentrate.
Ohio State Patrol Impaired Driving Crack Down
From August 16, 2013 through Labor Day, the Ohio State Highway Patrol will begin an enforcement blitz that will include 7,000 enforcement hours and over 900 hours of saturation patrols. “Law enforcement partners across the state will be out in full force to ensure people are making the right decisions on our roads,” said Ohio Department of Public Safety Director John Born. “Impaired driving is a serious matter, and the message is clear – drive sober or get pulled over.” (http://statepatrol.ohio.gov/media/2013/13-151.html)
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