Labor Day Holiday Brings Major Increases in Car Accidents and Deaths on the Highways in Virginia, and Elsewhere

Authored by: Richard N. Shapiro
Most of us take advantage of Labor Day weekend by enjoying the last bit of summer before we welcome the fall season. Oftentimes this involves cookouts, parties, and other gatherings of people to celebrate the three-day weekend. Unfortunately things don’t always go as planned – with a holiday oftentimes comes an increase in car and truck accidents and related injuries and fatalities. In many cases, this is due to an increase in alcohol consumption and the recklessness involved with drinking and driving, perhaps even more at beach and waterfront areas, like Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Hampton and other coastal cities in nearby North Carolina (NC) areas like Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Corolla, and Manteo.

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