Memorial Day Weekend Fast Approaching – Increased Risk of St. Louis Car Accidents

Memorial Day Weekend Fast Approaching – Increased Risk of St. Louis Car Accidents

Many of us already have Memorial Day Weekend plans and can’t wait for the first holiday weekend of the year. But law enforcement is cracking down on drunk drivers in an effort to reduce the risk of drunk driving accidents in St. Louis and across the state.

Ryan R. Cox and Associates encourage safe driving during the holiday weekend. A holiday is a time to be enjoyed with family and friends, whether it’s enjoying the weather outside, traveling to one of Missouri’s lakes or just visiting friends and family. St. Charles DUI accidents can be one of the most devastating things a person can experience, so be safe and be responsible.

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The Missouri State Highway Patrol says it will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) during the long holiday weekend. Every available officer will be on the road, enforcing traffic laws. The Patrol will also assign troopers to 20-mile intervals along Interstates 35, 40, 44, 55 and 70 and U.S. Highways 60 and 63. Troopers will be vigilant to aggressive driving behavior.

In 2010 during Memorial Day weekend, six people died and 440 were injured in 1,010 traffic crashes. Inattention, speeding, and failing to yield the right-of-way were the leading contributing factors during last year’s holiday weekend.

Troopers are also warning drivers that Memorial Day is also the unofficial start to the boating season. Last Memorial Day weekend, there were 14 boating accidents with eight injuries. Three people drowned. Officers arrested 36 people for boating while intoxicating.

Whether it’s on the road or in the water, operating while drinking is dangerous, irresponsible and can be easily avoided. These types of accidents don’t have to happen, but if they do, seek justice. Don’t let someone’s irresponsibility impact the security and financial well-being of you and your family.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a Missouri motorcycle accident, contact St. Louis Injury Lawyer Ryan R. Cox for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 1-636-946-6886.

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