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Memorial Day Weekend Travel Safety

This year, an estimated 3 million Texans will take to the roadways during the Memorial Day weekend. According to the Times Record News, this will represent a five percent increase in holiday travel from last year, for people who are traveling 50 miles or more away from home. This year, Memorial Day weekend will run from Thursday, May 21 though Monday, May 25. With an increase in travelers taking to the roads, safe-distraction-free driving needs to be a top priority for motorists across the state.

Click It or Ticket

In addition to a commitment to distraction-free driving, motorists should also remember to buckle up, for every trip. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will be participating in the annual seat belt safety campaign, “Click It or Ticket,” this month. The TxDOT will also be publicizing their 14th annual statewide public safety campaign from May 18 through the May 31. In addition to increased awareness, public safety officials will also be stepping up enforcement efforts to keep roadways safe.

Seat Belt Usage Facts

  • In 2013, there were 9,580 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes across the U.S.
  • In 2012, seat belts saved an estimated 12,174 lives.
  • From 2008 to 2012, seat belts saved nearly 63,000 lives.
  • In 2013, nearly half of all motor vehicle occupants who died in crashes were unrestrained.
  • Among young adults, between the ages of 18 and 34 years old, killed in crashes, 61 percent were completely unrestrained, the highest percentage of all age groups.

Holiday Weekend DUI Crash Prevention

As with many holiday weekends, the Memorial Day weekend may also involve a spike in drunk driving related car accidents. The NHTSA wants to remind motorists that buzzed driving is drunk driving. Even one drink can be one drink too many, so always designate a driver if you plan on celebrating the holiday weekend with alcohol.

After a Car Accident

If you or somebody you love has been injured in a car accident this Memorial Day weekend, or anytime of the year, contact the skilled team at the Altman Legal Group at 940-761-4000 for an immediate free consultation. Whether you were injured by a distracted or an impaired driver, the sooner you speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer, the better.

The team at the Altman Legal Group wishes everybody a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.

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Buckle Up, Save Your Giblets

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently trying to raise awareness about the importance of buckling up this holiday season. Their “Buckling Up Could Save Your Giblets” campaign is also getting the word out about Click it or Ticket initiatives across the country. Since buckling up is the single most effective way to stay safe in the event of a wreck, the NHTSA is hoping to put an end to preventable deaths and injuries this year.

Car Accidents on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is typically a holiday where families rejoice in togetherness and give thanks. Sadly, preventable crashes that occur due to impaired, distracted and careless drivers keep hundreds of family members from making it home to celebrate each year. There were 301 fatalities due to car crashes over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in 2012. The NHTSA reports that 60 percent of those victims were not buckled up at the time of the crash.

U.S. Seat Belt Safety Facts

  • In 2012, 21,667 people were killed in car crashes across the U.S.
  • Over half (52 percent) of those people were not wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
  • The NHTSA estimates that seat belts saved 12,174 lives in 2012.
  • The NHTSA also estimates, that had everyone been buckled up last year, an additional 3,031 lives could have been saved.

Drunk Driving Crashes During the Holidays

Drunk driving crashes are also a serious concern over holiday weekends. The spike in celebrations and holiday parties often lead to an increase in drunk driving related crashes. Partygoers are encouraged to make plans ahead of time to ensure a safe ride home. Party hosts and hostesses are also reminded to help their guests find safe rides home if they’ve been drinking. Drunk driving crashes are 100 percent preventable.

After a Car Accident

After any kind of car accident, your first priority needs to be your health. Get your immediate medical needs taken care of as soon as possible. Whether you’ve been injured by a drunk driver or a distracted driver, speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible after a crash. A lawyer can get the ball rolling on your case and be your advocate, so you can get back to celebrating the holidays with your loved ones. The team at the Altman Legal Group wishes everybody a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Representing Victims And Families
since 1982

Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

What We Offer Clients And Their Loved Ones:

Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

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Oklahoma’s “Click It or Ticket” Safety Campaign

"Click It or Ticket" Safety CampaignMultiple law enforcement agencies in Oklahoma are joining the nationwide “Click It or Ticket” campaign to improve the safety of drivers and passenger occupants across the state. According to KSWO Channel Seven News, the campaign will be running from May 19 to June 1.

Lieutenant Troy German, with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP), said that officers are going to be cracking down on drivers and passengers who aren’t buckled up. In Oklahoma, drivers and front-seat passengers ages 13 and up need to have their seat belts fastened at all times. Children ages 12 and under are required to be in age and size appropriate car seats or booster seats as well.

Seat Belt Safety Facts

  • In 2012, seat belts saved an estimated 12,174 people from dying in car crashes.
  • From 2008 to 2012, seat belts saved an estimated 63,000 lives.
  • In 2012, 3,031 additional lives could have been saved if all unrestrained passengers ages five and older had worn their seat belts.
  • In 2012, 10,335 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants died in crashes.
  • 62 percent of 18 to 34-year-olds killed in crashes were not buckled up.
  • 66 percent of pickup truck occupants killed in crashes were not buckled up.
  • 54 percent of people who died in crashes in rural areas were not wearing their seat belts.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) nationwide “Click It or Ticket, Day & Night” Campaign is aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of driving or riding in a car without buckling up. They’ve called on state and local law enforcement agencies across the country to step up efforts to catch offenders too. Perhaps, avoiding a ticket will help to motivate some people who still aren’t buckling up for every trip.

The NHTSA are also myth busting some of the incorrect reasons people choose not to wear seat belts. It doesn’t matter if you live in a rural community, if you drive a pickup truck, or that you’re only driving “down the street.” You need to buckle up every time, no matter how short the trip is or in what type of vehicle you’re riding in.

The NHTSA also wants you to know that airbags aren’t enough to keep you safe. They work with seat belts to improve driver and passenger safety in the event of a wreck.

Representing Victims And Families
since 1982

Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

What We Offer Clients And Their Loved Ones:

Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

Free Consultation

Over 40 Years of Experience

Contact Form