If you are a parent, there is nothing more important to you than the safety and happiness of your children. The mere thought that something terrible might happen to them is enough to grip you with fear.
Traffic on the weekend of Memorial Day is deadlier than any other weekend throughout the year. CBS News reports that between 2011 and 2015, Memorial Day has seen an average of 312 deaths per year.
You’re probably already aware that driving can be a risky activity. More than 30,000 people are killed each year in motor vehicle accidents, and millions more are injured. As a result, you might do all you can to reduce your chances of accident or injury—wearing your seat belt, obeying the speed limit, and following the rules of the road.
Car accidents are unfortunately very common: an estimated 5 million happen every year. In 2016 (the last year for which data is available), more than 4.6 million people were injured and more than 37,000 were killed in car accidents.
We think it’s pretty safe to say that no one enjoys driving in the winter. The snow, ice, and sleet make for dangerously slippery road conditions and poor visibility. On top of that, there are more drivers on the road thanks to holiday preparations and travel. Together, these factors increase the likelihood that you and your family will experience a car accident.