Memorial Day is a day to honor those who died in service of their country, but this holiday also marks what crash analysts call “The 100 Deadliest Days.” From that day onward for 100 days, all travelers are at increased risk for collisions. In fact, travelers in this state may be more at risk than others because drivers here are ranked “worst” in the nation.
Data shows that there are many dangerous drivers in Texas. Some are distracted at the wheel, while others are intoxicated or drowsy. There are drivers like this in other states, as well, but overall, the risk is said to be greater in The Lone Star State.
Texas promotes seat belts as the number one safety feature
During its “click it or ticket” campaign, Texas encourages all drivers and passengers to wear seat belts. Even with a seatbelt on, however, a driver cannot control another motorist’s behavior. If someone sharing the road is too tired, is drunk or is using a hand-held device, a collision may occur resulting in serious and perhaps even life-threatening injuries.
Navigating recovery after a Texas collision
In an instant, an uneventful road trip in Texas can become disastrous. If a driver is negligent or reckless and causes a collision, a seriously injured accident victim may seek compensation for damages. Damages not only include physical injuries, but economic and emotional trauma, as well. It is best to consult with a personal injury law attorney before initiating this type of litigation.