Labor Day weekend is the official end of summer for most of us. It is also a time that we travel to see family and friends, or maybe to get one more weekend at the lake before the weather really starts to cool down. It is also a time when an injury attorney receives more phone calls from people who have been injured in car accidents.
According to AAA’s Labor Day travel forecast, 35.5 million Americans will be packing their bags and hitting the road this weekend. The increase in the number of vehicles on the road predictably results in an increase in car accidents and car crashes. Gas prices are also down this Labor Day weekend, which will result in an increase in travel throughout Missouri and the rest of the United States. According to AAA’s monthly gas report, gas is 99 cents per gallon cheaper than Labor Day last year. Gas is also at its lowest price since 2004 for Labor Day weekend.
So enjoy the long weekend, but be mindful of the increased traffic and drive safe! And remember, never text while driving and never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Also, if you can avoid driving at night this weekend, that is a great way to reduce your risk of being injured by a drunk driver.
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