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Americans eagerly anticipate Labor Day, the last holiday of the season and their opportunity to wear white, as the summer draws to a close.

Nevertheless, throughout the holiday season, a clothing isn’t the only priority. Even though Labor Day signifies the end of summer, it’s also the riskiest weekend to drive.

According to the National Safety Council, the rise in motor vehicle fatalities has stopped. According to a recent report from the National Safety Council, there were somewhat fewer motor vehicle fatalities in the first half of 2022. Approximately 18,720 people lost their lives on American roads between January and June, compared to the NSC’s updated estimate of 18,770 at the same time last year. Car accidents over the Labor Day weekend are predicted to cause between 42,000 and 62,000 injuries this year.

Safety Tips for the Labor Day Weekend

Plan your sober route home in advance; do not wait until after you start drinking to figure out how you’re going to get there. Make sure you are aware of your alternatives and have a backup plan in place in case your plans change, whether it be a sober friend, a ride-sharing service, or a cab. Unable to return home? To determine if you can spend the night, ask your family or friends.


Buckle Up

Be sure you and your kids are strapped up this Labor Day weekend. Belts in cars save lives.

Avoid Distractions While Driving

In the US, using a cell phone while driving is on the rise. Ensure that you are abiding by the law. The majority of states forbid using a mobile smartphone while driving without a hands-free option.

Drive Carefully

Be mindful of your surroundings and keep an eye out for other motorists on the road.

Reduce the Speed

Over the Labor Day weekend, everyone is rushing to get where they're going. But because speed kills, we must all slow down.

Avoid Drinking and Driving

Over the Labor Day weekend, drinking and driving contribute to a large number of severe and fatal injuries. Use Uber, stay the night, or make a call to a buddy. Know the risks of driving while intoxicated, especially those posed by prescription opioids. Keep track of your kids' driving behaviors.