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The National Safety Council estimates that 400 people will die and 42,300 will suffer personal injury in a car accident during Labor Day week-end

Based on previous statistics of car crashes, The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that car accidents will kill 400 people and injure 42,300 this Labor Day week-end in the US. Here are a few safety tips to make your ride safer this week-end:

  • Buckle up. The NSC estimates that out of the 400 fatalities estimated for this long week-end, 144 could be avoided by buckling up
  • Do not use your cell phone while driving
  • Set up your GPS, radio or any info in-vehicle infotainment systems before you start driving your car
  • Give yourself plenty of time to arrive at your destination so you don’t get frustrated while you are driving
  • If you are planning to drink make sure there is a non drinking designated driver or simply avoid taking your car and plan for a taxi
  • Be cautious and drive defensively especially if the weather is bad.

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