Most people in the Carolina’s have most likely wrapped up holiday shopping. Law enforcement says that during the holiday shopping season, aggressive driving seems to rise. With the increase in tension, police say that car accidents can also rise. But, the potential for car accidents is not eliminated when the holiday shopping season ends. Many people head out onto the roads in the final week of December, leading to New Year’s Eve when party travel can also increase.
Law enforcement agencies send officers out year-round, but in late December, many agencies add extra patrols. The officers are on the road looking for many types of traffic violations. A ticket, or drunk driving arrest, can put a damper on the holiday season. But the ultimate goal for law enforcement during the holidays, all the way through New Year’s, it to reduce the risks for serious car accidents.
Drivers who ignore red lights, or who speed, are a primary concern of law enforcement. The traffic laws are in place to reduce the risk of injury or death. Most people acknowledge that drunk drivers cause far too many accidents each year. But inattentive driving, red light violations and excessive speed (especially on slick and icy roads) also create the danger of great harm.
Law enforcement reminds drivers that alcohol or drugs-even prescription medications-care involved in many injury accidents each year. Inattentive driving, speeding and red light violations can cause serious risk to drivers, their families, and others on the roads all throughout the year, not just during the holiday season.
The traffic safety adviser says that, “People know to be concerned about safety on highways and neighborhood streets, but they forget to be on alert in parking lots.” Pedestrians are often in parking lots and can be severely injured in a slow speed parking lot accident.
Traffic safety issues are easy to discuss during the holiday season, although there is no time of the year that is an appropriate time for people to suffer injuries in a wreck. It is important for all drivers to remember safety issues on our roads.
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