Columbus, Ohio. According to personal injury attorney, David A. Bressman, nearly 40,000 people die each year in car wrecks. Further, of the nearly 6 million car wrecks yearly, almost 50% involve an injury. The best way to avoid injury is drive safely and prudently. This, of course, is obvious but too few "experts" give any meaning to driving safely and prudently. The following series is designed to give you some practical pointers on HOW to do this.
#1: Plan well. Stay off the roads between midnight and 3 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Drunk-driving collisions are most common during these hours. The safest time to drive on weekend nights is between 9 p.m. and midnight when most heavy drinkers are still at bars and parties. Most weekday crashes occur during the morning and evening rush hours, but these tend to be less severe crashes, not the frequently fatal smashups caused by drunk drivers. If you are planning a weekend event, make sure your guests leave before the above times to ensure safest travel. As well, if you are at a party, or have a loved one at a party, do your best to set a safe time to leave [and, of course, if you have imbibed of the alcoholic beverages, don't be stupid, have someone else, a sober someone else, drive you home or be prepared to stay the night].