Making Efforts to Lower Holiday Season Car Accident Numbers

As December rolls to a close, Missouri is using several approaches to help ensure our roads are safe as we travel.
The St. Louis car accident attorneys at Cofman Townsley explain the force has been strong since the new film in the Star Wars franchise dropped and blew the box office out of the water. Officials have capitalized on the film’s success by utilizing Star Wars-themed safety messages on the roughly 250 message boards that are scattered along Missouri’s highways.
The movie-themed campaign will continue for the next several days, but this isn’t the only way Missouri officials are working to keep our highways safe during the holidays.
According to an article from the St. Louis Business Journal, the Missouri Highway Patrol will be operating an anti-drunk driving campaign during the days leading up to Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Motorists can expect to see troopers operating sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols during that time.
The legal staff at Cofman Townsley Injury Lawyers applauds the efforts being made to keep our roadways safe and encourage you to do your part in the battle as well. Here are a few tips that can help you be conscious of safety behind the wheel:

  • Don’t Drink and Drive– The number of motorists who become a drunk driving victim around the holidays is staggering, so be sure to utilize a designated driver or taxi to get home safely if you consume any alcohol.
  • Buckle Up – Wearing a seatbelt can reduce your chances of serious injury in the event of an accident.
  • Obey Traffic Laws– Remember not to speed and always follow traffic signals and signs.

We hope these tips help you to have a happy and safe holiday season!