Don’t Drink & Drive This Memorial Day Weekend

The long holiday weekends of summer are some of the greatest days of the year. Don't_drink_and_drive_this_holiday_weekend.Sadly they also come with an increase in car accidents in Connecticut.   What causes the spike?


What can you do to make sure you have a safe holiday?

Simple.  Don’t drink and drive.  And if you do drink – make sure you have a safe, sober driver for the ride home and identify that driver before the party begins.  Why before?

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Avoid a Connecticut Car Accident This Thanksgiving

Most adults in America probably assume New Years Eve or the Fourth ofConnecticut car accident lawyer shares tips on safe driving for this holiday seasonJuly are the most dangerous holidays for driving.  Fact is – most years the Thanksgiving holiday is the most dangerous.  Over 800 people are expected to lose their lives in car accidents during this holiday this year.

What makes this holiday so dangerous?

Reasons Why Thanksgiving Is the Most Dangerous Holiday for Driving:

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Summer Time Dangers That Lead To Car Accidents in Connecticut

If you ask 100 people what time of year is most dangerous for driving –summer is the most dangerous season for car accidents - dont drink and drive. 85 out of 100 will tell you wintertime in Connecticut.  Makes sense right?  Longer periods of darkness.  Slippery conditions.  Snow and ice.

Well those 85 people would be incorrect.  Summertime is the most dangerous season for driving, with the risk of being in a car accident greatest on the 4th of July.  As many as one in three fatal car accidents in Connecticut occur during the summer months.  Drivers are most wary during the winter – and seem to let their guard down particularly during summer holidays.

Add driving boats – and the 4th of July sticks out as even more dangerous.  Again more boating accidents occur on the 4th than at any other time of the year.

So just what is the major contributor to car and boat accidents during the summer and on the 4th in particular?  Drugs and alcohol.  Intoxicated drivers are a major cause of car accidents and are takers of life and property.

The lesson here – do not ever drive under the influence at any time.

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Alcohol Sales on Sundays and What That Means for Connecticut Drivers

A bill signed by Governor Malloy on May 14 made it official.  On May 20th,sunday liquor sales in Connecticut Connecticut consumers were able to buy alcohol on Sundays from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.  This new legislation ended years of an enforced ban on liquor sales and leaves Indiana as the only state banning Sunday sales.

According the NBC Connecticut the bill will also allow liquor stores to sell fruit and well as cheese, crackers and olives.  The minimum pricing rules – setting limits on discounts – remains in effect in this legislation.

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