While automobile accidents can happen at any time and result in the need for a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer, there are certain days of the year more dangerous to drive than others. It’s important to be aware of these days and to drive cautiously, or avoid the road altogether. Below are the days known to have a higher rate of accidents in Nevada, and are hence, the most dangerous days of the year to drive.
Memorial Day Weekend
The weekend of Memorial Day is the most dangerous day of the year to drive, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. During this weekend, many people increase their consumption of alcohol, contributing to the higher number of accidents. However, this is only part of the reason Memorial Day weekend is such a dangerous time to drive. The sheer number of cars on the road add to the increase in accidents. More than 400 people are killed in automobile accidents over this weekend, nationwide.
Daylight Savings Time
Due to daylight savings time, there are many more tired drivers on the road than usual. While you might think a one hour difference in time won’t affect you, it can be difficult to adjust to a new sleep pattern. In fact, daylight savings time is the second most dangerous day of the year to drive, with approximately 300 people killed in automobile accidents.
Black Friday, the day following Thanksgiving, is known for stores having major discounts and bargains. From early morning to all day sales, people are hitting the road and heading to their favorite store or shopping center. Due to the increase in traffic and the parking lots jammed with cars, this is the third most dangerous day of the year to drive.
For many people, NFL Sundays are days they excitedly await. However, these days are ones in which the number of accidents dramatically increase within close proximity to football stadiums. According to research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, it has been shown there is a correlation between the home team losing and an increase in the number of automobile accidents.
Contact the Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyers of GGRM
If you have been involved in an accident and require the services of a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer, do not hesitate to contact Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez. To schedule your free consultation, call 702-388-4476.