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  • Writer's pictureThe Brad Hendricks Law Firm

Stay Safe on Arkansas Roads This Holiday Season

Holiday travel can be a joyous time, filled with excitement and anticipation for time spent with loved ones. But it can also be a dangerous time on the roads, with an increased number of vehicles on the road and potential hazards like inclement weather. In Arkansas, the dangers of holiday travel are particularly acute, with a higher-than-average number of fatal accidents occurring during the holiday season.

According to data from the Arkansas Highway Safety Office, there were 462 fatal car accidents in the state in 2018. Of those, a significant number occurred during the holiday season, with 66 fatalities recorded in the month of December alone. This represents a marked increase over the monthly average of 45 fatalities, highlighting the increased risks of holiday travel.

The causes of these fatal accidents are varied, but some common factors include impaired driving, speeding, and failure to wear seatbelts. In many cases, these behaviors are exacerbated during the holiday season, when people may be in a rush to get to their destinations or may be under the influence of alcohol.

To stay safe on the roads this holiday season, it's important to practice safe driving habits at all times. This means staying sober behind the wheel, obeying posted speed limits, and always wearing a seatbelt. Additionally, it's a good idea to plan your route in advance and allow extra time for potential delays, as well as to avoid driving during peak travel times if possible.

Furthermore, it's essential to be aware of the potential hazards of holiday travel, such as inclement weather and increased traffic. By staying alert and being prepared for any potential problems, you can help ensure that your holiday travels are as safe and enjoyable as possible.

Holiday travel can be a wonderful time, but it's important to be aware of the increased risks on the roads. By practicing safe driving habits and being prepared for potential hazards, you can help protect yourself and your loved ones and have a happy and safe holiday season.

So remember:

  • Always wear your seatbelt

  • Always be attentive while driving

  • Drive sober or don't drive at all

  • Obey all posted traffic signs

  • Pay attention to road/weather conditions

  • Plan ahead

In the event of an accident due to someone else's negligence it’s important that you speak with an attorney about your legal options. The personal injury team at The Brad Hendricks Law Firm are here to help. We have Arkansas injury attorneys on call 24/7 for free case evaluations. Please contact our firm via phone at 501-221-0444 or by using any of the contact methods available on


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