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Memorial Day: 20 Driving Safety Tips

Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 24-May-2019

Each May, patriotic Americans gather together to honor the countless men and women who have died serving our country. Of course, this is also a federal holiday, which means that we get a 3-day weekend to enjoy family barbeques, pool parties, and community observance events. In other words, Memorial Day Weekend is also an excellent opportunity to drink and make merry.

Because of these parties and gatherings, we’ll likely witness a spike in the number of intoxicated drivers cruising our roads and highways. In fact, Memorial Day is often considered the most dangerous holiday for drivers, with Houston habitually designated as the “deadliest city.”

To help you stay safe this Memorial Day, the lawyers at The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC have created this list of 20 driving safety tips:

  • Double-check the weather and plan your driving route in advance
  • Make sure your car is in working order (tire pressure, gas, etc.)
  • Review state alcohol laws before taking the first swig
  • Pack a small first aid kit in your car
  • Drive defensively and don’t use cruise control
  • Allow extra travel time and avoid speeding
  • Establish a drinking limit while you’re still sober
  • Ask a friend to help you stick to your limit
  • Make sure to eat before starting to drink
  • Pace yourself by taking food and water breaks
  • Avoid binge drinking
  • Pace yourself, take water breaks, and avoid binge drinking
  • Always keep an eye on your drink to prevent tampering
  • Don’t drink from open beverage sources
  • Never drink and drive
  • Don’t drive home if you’re tired
  • Don’t accept rides from intoxicated people
  • Assign a designated driver or call a rideshare service if you plan on drinking
  • Only use approved taxi services and prearranged rideshare drivers
  • If you ever feel unsafe with your driver (designated or rideshare) ask them to pull over

Injured by an Intoxicated Driver on Memorial Day? Schedule a Free Consultation Today

We hope you have a fun and exciting Memorial Day Weekend. However, if you’re injured by an intoxicated driver during your travels, please don’t hesitate to contact our attorneys as soon as possible. Our experienced legal team can investigate your case,develop your claim, collect evidence, and help you secure a monetary settlement or verdict that facilitates your physical and financial recovery.

Schedule a free consultation today! Contact The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC at (512) 271-5112.

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