Fourth of July Travel Expected to Increase in 2015

Fourth of july travelAccording to the American Auto Club (AAA), the number of Americans traveling 50 miles or more from home to celebrate Independence Day will reach 41.9 million.

In an effort to keep locals safe, the Tennessee High Patrol (THP) is using predictive analytics to determine areas where alcohol-related accidents are likely to occur.

If you or someone you love is injured this holiday weekend by a careless or intoxicated driver, contact the experienced Knoxville, TN auto accident attorneys at Greg Coleman Law.

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THP plans to conduct sobriety and seat belt checkpoints as well as saturate the area. Last year, 12 people were killed in the area in car crashes during the holiday period. Although the number was a decrease when compared to 2013, THP wants to continue this downward trend.

AAA is estimating that 85 percent of travelers will drive to their holiday destinations, while others may be traveling by air or bus.

Low gas prices, the lowest in the past five years, is expected to bring millions of travelers on the road. The attorneys and staff at Greg Coleman Law encourage travelers to consider the following before hitting the road:

  • Be sure to get enough sleep and avoid driving drowsy.
  • Never drink and drive.
  • Always wear your seatbelt and make sure your passengers do so too.
  • Have an emergency kit ready.
  • Keep your speed down.
  • Avoid all distractions and be sure to plug in the address you are headed to in your GPS before getting on the road.

The holiday weekend should be enjoyed, but this does not mean disobeying laws put in place to keep motorists safe.

The injury lawyers at Greg Coleman Law would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend.