Holiday weekends often see a spike in serious accidents. This is especially true on a weekend like Labor Day where Chattanooga workers are celebrating their hard work by taking time away from it. It is after all, a “celebration of the American labor movement… a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.” There’s a lot to celebrate.
For many, celebrating means doing a bit of drinking. There’s nothing wrong with that as long as you’re doing it responsibly and not driving. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case which is why the Chattanooga Police Department takes extra precautions. Last weekend was no different.
Along with Hamilton County deputies and the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Chattanooga Police joined with departments from Red Bank, Collegedale, and East Ridge to expand their Crash Reduction Initiative. This act aimed to help decrease the amount of serious and deadly accidents that often spike during high-traffic weekends.
This means putting more men and women on patrol and targeting reckless drivers like those that choose to drink and drive. According to the Chattanooga Police Department, “We want everybody to drive safe. We want them to enjoy the holiday weekend, but if they drink and drive and don’t appoint a designated driver, we’ll appoint one for them.”
As personal injury lawyers in Chattanooga, we believe you should be able to enjoy your well-earned holiday weekends. Just remember that during these times, not everyone is being quite as responsible.
Get Help From Chattanooga Personal Injury Lawyers!
Negligence can find you whether you’re on vacation or not. But justice can be just as determined. If you’ve been injured in a drunk driving accidentby the fault of another person, you’ll want to contact the Chattanooga personal injury attorneys at the McMahan Law Firm. We’re the Insiders, and we know how to get you the money you deserve.
Source. Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labor_Day, 2014.
Source. WDEF.com, ‘http://www.wdef.com/news/story/Crash-Reduction-Initiative/iFg7Nu4Sv0-iKi9TycvQ0A.cspx?rss=3457,’ August 29, 2014.