Driver support group AAA is making sure all U.S. drivers become aware of
their increased road risks this Independence Day holiday. Officials recently
released news that American roadways will experience the largest group of 4th of July drivers ever since the organization started tracking holiday traffic
18 years ago. Nearly 40 million say they will be traveling away from home
from Tuesday, July 3 to Sunday, July 8. That is an increase of more than
5 percent compared with last year.
Drivers will experience the worst congestion over the holiday week on July
3, being dubbed by AAA as “Terrible Tuesday.” The late afternoon
hours and evening hours will be the busiest when those leaving work will
join holiday travelers on the road making commuter times twice as long.
In addition, road construction and detours across Indiana may also add
to congested travel time.
Annual accident reports show the connection between the increase in road
congestion and traffic wrecks.
Increased traffic patterns caused by holiday travel can create even riskier
driver situations when summer construction zones, more pedestrians and
motorcycles, and drunk drivers are involved. And since Hoosiers’
road safety rating when obeying traffic laws is already ranked low, we
could see a significant number of tragedies this 4th of July holiday. Allow this alert and these five travel tips be a reminder
that we all have a responsibility in keeping each other safe so everyone
can arrive to their destination accident free.
Our team of motor vehicle attorneys at Wagner Reese wish you and your family
the best over this Independence Day celebration!
If tragedy strikes and you or someone you love is injured in a holiday
related or congested driving accident, please call the
vehicular accident attorneys at Wagner Reese for a free consultation. Connect with us by
submitting our online form, and our attorneys will review your information, and respond promptly.
If you wish to speak directly with us, please call (888) 204-8440.