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400 People Will Die in Car Accidents Labor Day Weekend

September 2, 2013

People Die in Their Cars on Labor Day Weekend

Please Drive Safely

 

Labor Day Weekend - Philadelphia Car Accident LawyersEvery year a lot of people die in car accidents on Labor Day Weekend. The amount of people who are expected to die is increased this year over the past few years due to the fact that more people have the money to travel this year.  With more people on the road comes more auto accidents.  This year, the National Safety Council is expecting 394 deaths and 42,200 injuries which require medical attention.

NSC Estimates Deaths Every Year

The NSC hopes that by warning people about the danger on the road for Labor Day Weekend, that it will encourage people to drive more safely. It’s estimates, sadly, tend to be pretty close to correct every year.

Evaluation of Recent Labor Day Holiday Period Estimates*
Year
Estimate
90% Confidence Interval
Actual
2006
533
477-595
487
2007
490
440-544
508
2008
439
384-501
473
2009
404
356-457
351
2010
368
320-422
390
2011
400
337-472
373

Wear Your Seat Belt and Save Lives

The NSC estimates that the death toll prediction for Labor Day Weekend would be 543 people, but wearing seat belts will save over 140 lives.  Further, NSC believes that 99 more lives could be saved if everyone wore their seat belts.  Please keep this in mind and make certain that you and everyone in your car is always buckled up.

Hurt in a Car Accident? Call Lowenthal & Abrams

If you are injured in an auto accident, contact the Philadelphia car accident lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams.  Download our phone app before you are out on the road, and use it if you are in an accident.

For hints on what to do after an accident, check out our article, What Should You Do After an Auto Accident.

 

*Taken from NSC.org.

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