We’re closing in on the (unofficial) start of the summer! When Memorial Day weekend kicks off at the end of this week, let the summer travel, BBQs and parties begin. Having fun is a must, but so is staying safe, as drunk driving rates are higher on Memorial Day and other holidays.
For many, Memorial Day is a time to celebrate freedom, and our country’s vets who have dedicated their lives to protecting us. But Memorial Day weekend also produces heavier traffic than usual, and more people get behind the wheel while intoxicated. In 2009 alone, over 470 people were killed during Memorial Day weekend. (1)
Via MADD.org, here are some safe driving tips for Memorial Day weekend:
- Plan a safe way home.
- Avoid late-night driving.
- Wear a seat belt.
- Don’t call, text or eat.
- Be aware.
- Keep your tires properly inflated.
- Rest up before you drive a long distance.
What are your Memorial Day weekend plans?