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Holidays mean more Law Enforcement

16 Jun Blog | Comments

Holidays are a great time for everyone. Most people get a break from the regular routine. They may even get a couple days of vacation. They may also travel somewhere on those couple of days off. The one thing many people forget about the holidays is that there will be more law enforcement out there.

Unfortunately for every ten people that drive safely there is one person who does not. They may drink and drive, or speed. Sometimes when people get a break from the daily grind they get careless. The police force works extra hard during those times to remind people to drive safely.

The holidays increase the amount of traffic that is on the roads. This can frustrate people because they want to begin enjoying their holiday vacation as soon as possible. Traveling during the holidays can make driving that much more challenging. With more people on the roads there tends to be more traffic jams. People go from getting frustrated to getting angry.

People forget about all the rules of the road and end up weaving and speeding. They even sometimes end up with road rage. This is where having more law enforcement in place comes in handy. Police officers focus their attention on the highways during the holidays to watch out for the driver that is trying to get somewhere quickly and many times unsafely.

Probably the biggest issue seen during the holidays is speeding. So be aware that while driving during the holidays there will be a lot of police officers watching for speeding. They will be standing there with their radar guns watching for someone who is exceeding the speed limit, and they will give you a ticket.

Should you be one of the many people that ends up receiving a speeding ticket you may want to look into taking a traffic violators course, to get the points removed from your driving record. Depending on where you received the ticket will depend on whether that is an option or not, but it won’t hurt to take a look. Many counties have online options available so you don’t even need to go to a class, in person.

Being a driver in today’s world comes with many distractions. Be a smart driver of today and don’t’ text, drink, or speed. All three of those things are not only illegal but they are also very unsafe. They distract you from focusing on the road and that is what causes accidents. Your job is to be a defensive driver who pays attention to what is going on around you so you can prevent an accident. Being the other type, the distracted driver will usually land you a citation or get you into an accident, especially during the holidays.

The odds of getting a speeding ticket during the holidays increases because law enforcement is out in full force. They are looking for drivers that are being unsafe, either weaving, speeding, texting, or doing other unsafe things. Be the smart driving and follow the rules of the road so you don’t end up being a statistic.


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