Deadliest Labor Day Travel Forecast in Eight Years
In 2008, the National Safety Council predicted 439 traffic-related fatalities over Labor Day weekend. That year, 473 people lost their lives over the course of this end-of-summer holiday. This year, the NSC predicts 438 traffic-related fatalities – the highest since 2008.
Compared to this same time last year, fatal traffic accidents are up 9%. This is part of a larger trend that has seen a steady increase in fatal motor vehicle accidents over the past four years. If someone you love has been the victim of a fatal car, truck, or motorcycle accident, our New Hampshire wrongful death attorneys can help. Please call us at (603) 556-4148 to schedule a free consultation at our Orford office to learn more.
Protect Yourself and Your Family
How can you help avoid being involved in a car accident this Labor Day weekend?
- Drive sober
- Avoid all forms of distraction
- Obey traffic signs and signals
- Follow traffic flow
- Give the vehicle in front of you a 3-car gap
- Signal your intent
Take your time and drive with both caution and courtesy to help prevent causing or being the victim of an accident. Remember, these steps help protect you and everyone else on the road, and may even save your life.