Avoid a car accident this Labor Day

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Avoid a car accident this Labor Day

If you are hitting the road this Labor Day weekend then safety should be your top priority. Iowa’s roads are heavy with holiday traffic and there is an increase for motor vehicle accidents. And with the weather cooperating — in the 90s — we should expect more travelers on Iowa roadways.

According to the Insurance Information Institute, Labor Day is the second most dangerous holiday to drive, following Thanksgiving Day.

If you were the victim of a crash, the Beattie Law Firm may be able to help. Our team is experienced and can investigate your accident and determine if you may have claims. Our consultations are free. We encourage you to give us a call should you have any accident-related questions. In the meantime, read below to learn how to stay safe on the roads this holiday weekend:

Don’t Drink and Drive

For many, it’s the last summer hoorah, and celebrated with a few drinks. If you intend to drink, make sure you stay away the driver’s seat. Designate a driver and enjoy your weekend.

Don’t Drive Fatigued

If you plan on driving long distances, make sure you get a good night’s sleep to help you stay alert on the road. If you feel tired, be sure to pull over and take a rest or change drivers.

Put Your Phones Down

Distracted driving is another common cause of serious accidents. Avoid using your cell phone while driving — this includes checking emails, social media, reading text messages. If it’s urgent to use your phone, pull over somewhere safe.

Set Your Destination

If you’re unfamiliar with your final destination, be sure to pre-program your GPS or have a passenger help guide you. Do not attempt to program your GPS while driving.

We want you to enjoy your Labor Day weekend, but if you become victim of a car accident know the Beattie Law Firm is here to help. Call us at 515-263-1000 for a free consultation.