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The much-anticipated “wonderful time of the year” is finally here! While many of us have been working hard and adjusting our daily routines due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Thanksgiving presents a time where we can get together with our closest friends and family and remember what we are thankful for.

If you're planning to hit the road to spend the holiday with your family, remember that this season is one of the most traveled times of the year. Data from AAA found that nearly 50 million Americans traveled by car during Thanksgiving in 2019.

Ultimately, more vehicles on the road during this time means more congested roads, delays, and car crashes. While the risks of getting into an accident may be higher during this time period, there are steps you can take to ensure that you and your family get to your destination safely.

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Head-on collisions are some of the most violent types of car crashes. They often occur when a vehicle crosses a median or center-line and crashes into an oncoming vehicle. Unlike other accidents where one car may be stationary, head-on collisions involve two vehicles driving directly toward each other and crashing together.

They also regularly lead to fatal injuries. While head-on collisions only account for 2% of all accidents, they account for 10% of all vehicle accident-related fatalities. Some of the most common causes of head-on collisions include:

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Independence Day is right around the corner, and millions of Americans will be coming together to celebrate the birth of our nation. While everyone wants to relax and enjoy the holiday with comradery, it's incredibly important to remember that safety is always the number one priority.

Statistics show that the Fourth of July is one of the deadliest holidays due to drunk-driving crashes. In fact, 40% of all car accident fatalities in 2018 were caused by an alcohol-impaired driver.

Whether you are traveling on the road this holiday or simply making a run to the store, here are a few signs of drunk driving to look out for:

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Many teens look forward to the carefree summer months when they are out of school and finally able to use their newly found freedoms as licensed drivers.

While summer is a time to relax for young people, it is not a time to relax behind the wheel. Crashes involving teen drivers significantly increase during the summer months, and here's why.

100 Deadliest Days of Summer

The days between Memorial Day in May and Labor Day in September are what's known as the notorious “100 Deadliest Days of Summer.”

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One of the most dangerous things that a driver can do is get behind the wheel after drinking. Not only does this put the driver's own life at risk, but everyone else on the road is put in jeopardy by these reckless actions.

Even knowing the risks, some people still engage in drunk driving. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that around 29 people are killed every day in an alcohol-related vehicular accident.

There are two courses of legal action that can be taken against a drunk driver. The first involves criminal charges; prosecutors will charge the driver for illegally operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Legal punishments can include jail time, monetary fees, and license suspicion.

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