During the holidays, many of us travel to see loved ones. While road trips can be fun, there are potential hazards while traveling long distances without frequent breaks.
With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, drivers may be more focused on plans with family than traffic conditions. Even a momentary distraction can result in injuries and deaths, with most car crash fatalities being caused by human error
Below, our Joliet car accident lawyers go over some accident statistics and tips for you to avoid an accident on family road trips this holiday season.
Holiday Accident Statistics
The holidays bring us immense joy, but with this cheer comes a significant increase in accidents
2023 estimated figures reveal the following:
- 507 people died in motor vehicle crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend
- 345 people died in motor vehicle crashes during the Christmas Day holiday period