Today, November 8, 2016 is an important day for all U.S. citizens, but the focus today is not just on who to vote for. It is important to highlight that roads today are more dangerous than usual as the distractions and emotions run high today!
According to a 2008 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, going all the way back to 1976, on average 24 more people die in car crashes and 800 more people suffer serious injuries during presidential election voting hours than on any other Tuesday in October or November. Our Florida Auto Accident Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton want to encourage you to rock your vote safely today!
What are the reasons for this increase in roadway hazards? Researchers have blamed the following:
- There are more people rushing to get to and from their polling venue. People can vote early in the morning before work, on their lunch break, or hurry to get there after work before the polls close.
- Some voters do not know where they are going and are unfamiliar with how to get to their particular voting spot.
- Many voters emotions are running high today, making it easier for them to focus on their worries regarding on the election instead of getting from Point A to Point B safely. Expect to see more distracted drivers on the roads today!
If you or a loved one is injured in a car crash today, or any other time, please let our Florida Auto Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton help. Call us at 866-608-5529 or contact us online for a free consultation – we can help you right away.