Posted on: June 10, 2011
The 100 days of summer can be a fun time filled with barbeques and pool parties, but for South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers, they also know the dangers that come with it. South Carolina is officially in the midst of the 100 Deadly Days of Summer, according to news reports .
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, troopers say they see a spike in car accidents. While not every car accident is caused by negligent driving, they said the summer months bring an increase in speeders and drunken drivers.
Police are urging drivers to buckle up, never drink and drive, avoid talking and texting on their cell phones while driving. Paying attention while driving and being a defensive driver can help avoid car accidents and save lives.
As a Greenville car accident attorney , I urge no one to ever drink and drive or drive while distracted whether there are extra patrols out or not. When you drive under the influence you not only put yourself at risk, but also everyone around you. I’m glad officers are reminding drivers of the importance of being safe drivers this summer.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunken driving car accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Greenville .