Be Safe This Labor Day Weekend; Watch Out For Distracted and Drunk Drivers.

As the summer creeps to an end, people are starting to think about their Labor Day Weekend plans. This holiday weekend typically acts as an "end of summer celebration," where people enjoy their time off from work and unwind with alcoholic beverages. The holiday weekend also calls for more people traveling on California highways than usual, many being unfamiliar with the area.

This is why it's crucial to remember proper road safety and driving habits. Too many people engage in reckless driving behaviors, including distracted driving, drunk driving and reckless driving. These behaviors not only put the driver's life at risk, but also the innocent lives of other motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.

In 2014 alone, 362 lives were taken due to traffic accidents over Labor Day weekend. These fatalities may have been avoided if motorists were fully aware of their surroundings and drove attentively.

Below are some startling statistics about negligent driving and the severity that it carries:

-In the U.S, there were 32,675 motor-vehicle fatalities in 2014.
-In 2014 alone, almost 10,000 people were killed in alcohol-related accidents.
-Across the U.S, 3,179 people were killed and 431,000 were injured due to motor vehicle accidents involving distracted driving in 2014.

The effects of reckless driving are irreversible and devastating. Taking your eyes off the road for just a second or having a few too many drinks can ruin someone else's life and your own in the blink of an eye.

At Del Rio & Carichoff, we want you to please drive cautiously this Labor Day weekend. If you plan on drinking, designate a sober driver or call an Uber or Lyft, and always put your phone away when driving.

If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of accident involving a drunk driver, distracted driver or reckless driver that was not your fault, call Del Rio & Carichoff right away. When you call, you will speak with one of our experienced, dedicated Sacramento Auto Accident lawyers right away. We will investigate every detail of your accident and fight hard to ensure that your rights are protected.

At Del Rio & Carichoff, you will never pay an attorney's fee up front. When we represent your serious injury case, you owe us nothing unless we recover for you.

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