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National Safety Council stresses road safety during holidays

Most people in Louisiana know that the holiday season around Christmas and New Year's Day is a busy time for traveling. Family members and friends travel far and wide, or even just locally, to visit and spend time together. While there are millions of Americans who are flying to their destinations at this time of year, there many more who will travel on the roads. As we all know, this will likely lead to car accidents.

The National Safety Council (NSC) recently advised all travelers to exercise the utmost safety when they are behind the wheel this holiday season. Most importantly, this means that drivers need to maintain awareness of the weather conditions in their areas, which can be severe, as well as making sure that drivers are not under the influence of alcohol or distracted by cellphones.

According to the NSC, there is a possibility, based on statistics, that over 400 hundred Americans may lose their lives in car accidents this holiday season. Another 48,000 may suffer serious injuries in car accidents. During the holiday season, no one wants to see a friend or family member suffer these consequences in a car collision. Practicing the best of safe driving behavior can help.

When Louisiana residents are involved in car accidents, they may need to take immediate steps to protect their legal rights. Injured victims may need to pursue personal injury lawsuits in order to attempt to secure financial compensation for their injuries. But, as the NSC advised, everyone needs to be alert on the roads this holiday season to avoid these serious incidents.

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