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Fourth Of July Brings Tragedy in Georgia with Eleven Car Crash Fatalities


July 09, 2020

GEORGIA- Waltontribune.com writes that eleven people were killed in crashes over the holiday weekend this year in Georgia. The weekend runs from Thursday evening through Sunday night.*

Sadly, the fact that so many people were killed in crashes over the long weekend could be anticipated. The National Safety Council (NSC) projected that over 500 people would die in car accidents nationally over the same holiday weekend in 2019. Specifically, the prediction was that 565 people would die, and 64,500 would sustain severe injuries while on the road throughout the holiday. 

Safety advocates stated that staying sober was the answer to preventing many of these wrecks and allowing people to celebrate with fireworks rather than having their weekends ending in tragedy. 

One study found that in 2017, 39 percent of deadly crashes over the July Fourth holiday weekend were the result of drunk drivers. That percentage made Independence Day the holiday wherein drunk motorists caused the highest proportion of collision fatalities.

The NSC recommends that drivers are defensive when on the road and designate a sober driver. It is also important not to drive while overtired or distracted. Even cautious drivers cannot control other motorists' behaviors, though, so wearing a seatbelt is crucial for everyone on the road. 

Drivers often also fail to realize how many safety features are available for use in vehicles. These features can help prevent crashes if the motorist uses them properly. 

Parents of teen drivers should take the time to discuss their children's driving habits. 

Before getting out of the car, parents should also ensure that they have not forgotten any children in the back seat. Children often die in overheating vehicles during the summer months. 

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Sources:

https://www.waltontribune.com/article_343f070c-bf82-11ea-a347-db459ef470e1.html

https://www.ehstoday.com/safety/article/21920225/nsc-estimates-more-than-500-road-fatalities-over-july-4th-holiday

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