Highest Memorial Day Travel Forecast Since 2005
AAA expects more than 38 million people will travel at least 50 miles from their homes this Memorial Day Weekend. That’s 700,000 more motorists that last year and the highest travel forecast since 2005. Even with rising gas prices, most of these travelers are expected to use a car as their primary mode of transportation, making it important that you take precautions if you plan on driving this weekend.
The New Hampshire car accident lawyers at Van Dorn, Curtiss & Rousseau strongly encourage you to not drink and drive over the long weekend. The Concord Monitor reports that increased checkpoints and DUI enforcement measures will be in place, but avoiding a ticket and not going to jail are far from the most compelling reasons to drive sober over Memorial Day weekend – and at all other times. Drunk driving accounted for 96% of all fatal motor vehicle accidents in New Hampshire in 2014 and the only way to completely avoid causing one of these accidents is not drinking and driving.
In addition to driving sober, please allow a two to three car gap in between your vehicle and the one in front of you, follow the speed limit and posted signs and signals, and give yourself additional time to reach your journey's end. Everyone wants to make it to their Memorial Day destination safe and sound. Doing your part to prevent an accident helps make that possible.