Vehicular Mishaps And Casualties Drop This Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is all over and it seems like the rush during that holiday has also come and gone. Many groups, organizations, and agencies who are concerned about the number of traffic accidents, mishaps, and crashes have made sure that they reminded the driving public about the tips and reminders even before the hype started.
Reminders on how to be safe were greatly spread out. Tips on what things should you prepare for were also shared. For example, people and drivers were reminded that they should replace any parts of their vehicles that needed to be replaced before they do drive out of their driveways. If your vehicle needed new Weber carburetors or Tanabe exhausts, then the right time to replace them should be long before the scheduled holiday drive.
And now, it looks like all those campaigns towards lessening the number of vehicular mishaps had paid off much. You see, according to the State Police with regards to the investigations they did on this year’s Thanksgiving holiday that took some five days, they were actually able to record quite a lower number compared to the same period the previous year. The studies and statistics, according to Jeffrey B. Miller, the State Police commissioner, listed the number of highway fatalities, total crashes, and number of injuries on the road. Miller did also added, “We had better weather than last year for the driving period, but I believe the decreases are in part the result of tougher traffic law enforcement by our troops and greater use of seat belts by the public.”
The whole length of this year’s Thanksgiving period started out on the 22nd of November and ended up until the 26th. During the whole lot, there were eleven people who were killed while only quite 379 people were injured in the total of 1,066 crashes that the police were able to respond to. Compared to last year, there were actually 13 people who lost their lives while 503 took in injuries. The whole number of crashes last year was 1,738. Indeed, the numbers did go down this year.
Miller did also say, “Only one of the 11 people killed during the holiday travel period was wearing a seat belt. Making sure that everyone in a vehicle is properly restrained is the single most important thing that can be done to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries.”
About the Author: Terry Brown is a 32 year old from Houston Texas, and an enthusiast for anything auto-related. He currently writes auto-related articles for several publications.