When we think about holidays that involve a lot of alcohol, New Year's Eve and St. Patrick's Day are probably the two that come to mind. Statistics show, however, that Labor Day is among the top three most dangerous holidays in terms of drunk driving accidents.
Drivers who choose to drink and drive often display erratic driving behaviors. Swerving and crossing over the center line, driving too slow or fast and veering off the road are all signs that a driver may be intoxicated. Alabama state police suspect alcohol was a factor in a recent fatal car accident in which a 33-year-old woman was killed.
There's no question that drunk driving is dangerous. Each year thousands of lives are lost in car accidents caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol. In an effort to curb Alabama drivers from driving drunk, the state recently passed a law requiring some sort of ignition interlock device for drivers convicted of drunk driving.
Trucking companies bear a great responsibility in helping ensure the safety of our nation's highways and interstates. Truck drivers must be properly trained, maintain a safe driving record and remain free of impairing substances such as drugs and alcohol. Failure to comply with these safety regulations can bring about catastrophic results as injuries sustained in truck accidents are typically severe and even fatal.
Families in Alabama and across the country wait for the warm summer months to take advantage of outdoor activities like fishing and camping. A fatal truck accidents recently turned one family's fun camping trip into a nightmare.