July 4th, the day we declared our independence from Britain. The war would rage on until 1783 until the surrender of the British at Yorktown.
Driving while impaired of alcohol or drugs is a serious risk. Apart from being irresponsible on the road, impaired driving carries serious insurance consequences. If your insurer discovers you’ve been convicted of a DUI, your car insurance rates could increase or your policy may be cancelled or non-renewed.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been tracking car wreck statistics for a quarter of a century. Fourth of July almost always tops the list. Statistics gathered over the past Twenty five years reveal that, on average, nearly 40 percent of all deadly traffic crashes on July 4 are related to alcohol – although that percentage varies from year to year. Other holidays on the list include Labor Day, New Year’s, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Americans love there holidays and July 4th is no exception. We are proud of who we are and celebrate accordingly. July fourth has been one of the deadliest days you could be on the road according tot he NHTSA.
- July 4th-392 Deaths (39% alcohol related)
- Labor Day-403 Deaths (36% alcohol related)
- Memorial Day-397 Deaths (40% alcohol related)
- New Years-297 Deaths (48% alcohol related)
- Thanksgiving-431 Deaths (40% alcohol related)
- Christmas-259 Deaths (37% alcohol related)
Driving under the influence is responsible for 40% of all holiday auto accident related deaths in the united states. July 4th, is a day of celebration for our independence, but it does not have to be a deadly one. Drinking irresponsibly can not only hurt you, but other people as well.
These are way off subject, but interesting
- One out of four Americans can not tell you who we won our independence from. 20% were unsure, 6% names other countries
- It is the Philippines independence day from America
- July 4th is Rwandas independence day
- Firework sales have increased by 700%
- Americans spend around $111 million dollars on charcoal and popsicles
- Three presidents have died on July 4th, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe
When we think of a deadly Holiday, we think of New Years Eve. Its hard to believe that Thanksgiving is the deadliest of all holiday accidents.
We all like to have fun with our friends and family , especially on July 4th. Be safe, and if you drink, drink responsibly