Labor Day is the last of the long summer weekends before school resumes for many kids and the weather drives us and our motorcycles back indoors. In the Midwest, we love to celebrate Labor Day with barbecues, parades, and usually a beer or two. Statistically, Labor Day weekend brings the highest number of drunk driving accidents and fatalities a year, next to the busy Fourth of July weekend. Unfortunately, many of these end-of-summer celebrations lead to overindulgence that makes its way onto the road.
To help protect drivers and motorcyclists, police officers are cracking down on intoxicated drivers. It is illegal to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of .08 or greater, but the impairing effects of alcohol can come at levels lower than that. It is never advised to operate a vehicle once you have started celebrating the weekend.
Be vigilant of drunk drivers by being aware of vehicles weaving within lanes, and noting those stopping for no reason or turning abruptly/illegally. Never try to pass a potentially intoxicated driver. Instead, call 911 and provide them with the other vehicle’s make, model and license plate number, as well as your general location, to help authorities remove the unsafe driver from the road. But never endanger yourself to obtain the information.
The Labor Day weekend should be a safe and enjoyable one, so those of us at Hupy and Abraham, S.C. hope that you won’t have a need to contact us. However, in the event that you experience a car or motorcycle accident involving a drunk driver, the experienced personal injury attorneys of Hupy and Abraham, S.C. can help you get the compensation your deserve. Call us today for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation, toll-free at 800-800-5678.