Spring break can be a time to relax, unwind and let loose for many college students around the country. However, with spring break just around the corner, it’s important to know how to keep both you and loved ones safe while on vacation. Because even though spring break can be fun, it can also be dangerous. According to a recent study published in Economic Inquiry cited by Daily Science, researchers found that between the last week of February and the first week of April, a significantly great number of auto accidents and traffic fatalities occurred in spring break destinations compared to other locations in the same state and at other times of the year.
The study revealed that death tolls were 9.1% higher during spring break in destinations, such as Florida and California, with a higher fatality incidence among drivers under the age of 25 and those traveling from out-of-state.
The authors of the study noted that there were no increases in traffic deaths in non-spring break destinations, confirming that the spike can be attributed to the holiday period itself. If you’re planning an upcoming vacation for your spring break holiday, it’s important to follow safety tips to keep everyone safe while on the roads, including:
- Leave your car in a safe spot
- Avoid driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Utilize available ride sharing services in the area you are visiting
- Capitalize on transportation services offered by hotels and resorts
- Educate others on the dangers of drunk driving
However, even when taking the proper precautions, auto accidents still can and do happen. If you, a friend or a loved one were injured or killed in an auto accident due to the negligence of another driver, you deserve justice. Fortunately, the attorneys at Hayes Law can help.
Our legal team has decades of combined experience we will put to work for you. Together, we will fight for your rights, and get you the compensation you deserve.
To schedule your initial consultation with our dedicated auto accident attorneys, give our office a call at (336) 645-3959. We are proud to serve clients in Greensboro, High Point and the surrounding North Carolina communities.