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Accident Increase over Thanksgiving Weekend

This Thanksgiving holiday weekend is expected to the busiest in the nation since 2007. AAA expects 48.7 million Americans to travel, whether by car, plane or train.

It is important to stay safe on the roads. New Jersey state officials report that Thanksgiving is one of New Jersey’s deadliest holidays on the roads. During the holiday period in 2015, 15 people died in motor vehicle crashes in New Jersey according to a release issued by the Office of the Attorney General. Six of the drivers involved in those crashes were under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

New Jersey State Police offer these tips to stay safe on the roads during the holiday: don’t consume alcohol before getting behind the wheel; buckle up; and stay focused on the road – pull over if you need to check your phone, eat, or tend to your children.

The attorneys at Leonard Sciolla have extensive experience representing people injured in car accidents. Contact Greg Sciolla in our New Jersey office at (856) 273-6679 or Michael Tinari or Christopher Fleming in our Philadelphia office at (215) 567-1530.

 

Published November 23, 2016

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