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Remember Michigan’s “Summer of Safety” this Fourth of July

July 4, 2016 by Steven M. Gursten


I’d like to wish all of our readers and friends a happy Fourth of July. Summertime is a time for fun and relaxation. It’s also a good time to share my previous blogs on summer safety.

As an accident lawyer, I know firsthand that there are more fatal auto wrecks caused by drinking and driving on summer weekends. Labor Day weekend is statistically the most dangerous weekend, but the Fourth of July is not far behind.

There are also many more boat accidents that occur on the Fourth of July weekend, as the lakes are flooded with people celebrating and engaging in water sports. And drinking alcohol.

Here are some previous safety blog posts from our accident attorneys, with tips that can make your car or boat holiday more safe and enjoyable.

The Michigan Summer of Safety

The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) has launched its second annual Michigan Summer of Safety campaign. The campaign supports the federally funded seat belt and impaired driving enforcement by local law enforcement and the Michigan State Police, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Through community outreach and social media, the campaign also aims to raise awareness of bicycle safety, and preventing bike-car crashes, protecting young children in cars and in child seats, motorcycle accidents, and pedestrian safety throughout our summer.

The goal, shared by our Auto Lawyers Blog, is to reduce traffic fatalities and car accident injuries on Michigan roads by increasing seat belt use, increasing awareness, decreasing impaired driving and drunk driving, and encouraging a safe summer of travel on our roads together.

We’d love to hear from you. Let us know what you’re doing today to have fun and keep safe on our Facebook or Twitter pages, with the hashtag: #MiSummerofSafety.


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