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Pennsylvania Residents Asked to Remember the Meaning of Memorial Day and To Drive Safely After Enjoying the Festivities

Memorial Day signifies the start of summer for many people across the United States, and as we pointed out last week, AAA estimates nearly 35 million Americans will take to the roads for their favorite vacation destination.  However, our Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys ask that you not forget the meaning of Memorial Day and take the time to honor our fallen soldiers.

“On Memorial Day we need to stop and pay with sincere conviction our respects for those who died protecting and preserving the freedoms we enjoy, for we owe those honored dead more than we can ever repay.”  This quote is posted on MemorialDay.org to remind U.S. citizens of the sacrifices made for our freedom.

Many cities and towns celebrate our soldiers with parades and ceremonies, including the 145th annual Memorial Day ceremony at Scranton’s Nay Aug Park.  And family and friends get together for backyard barbecues to enjoy the day.  We ask that as you leave any celebration, that you do not get behind the wheel of your car if you have been drinking and driving.

According to Bucks Local News, Pennsylvania law enforcement will be out in force conducting “increased sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and other under-the-influence related enforcement initiatives to ensure that the highways are safer by removing alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers.”

In 2011, 419 Pennsylvanians died in an impaired driving-related crash. Over the Memorial Day weekend travel period, police reported 144 impaired driving crashes, with 10 people dying.

“Unfortunately, we are entering one of the deadliest times of the year on our highways,” said Pennsylvania Driving Under the Influence Association Executive Director C. Stephen Erni.  “We have zero tolerance for impaired drivers. Every available officer will be out on the roadways in an effort to reach our goal of no traffic related fatalities.”

Our Pennsylvania car accident attorneys wish everyone a happy Memorial Day, but also ask that you drive safe and sober.

About Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys

Munley Law is a Pennsylvania accident and injury law firm that represents car accident victims and their families throughout the state of Pennsylvania and the Northeast, including those injured in accidents that involve speeding, distracted driving, drunk driving, fatigued driving, aggressive driving and careless driving in hazardous weather conditions. The Pennsylvania personal injury law firm’s additional practice areas include trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, toxic chemicals, workplace injuries, nursing home litigation and other serious accidents. To contact the law firm, use the firm’s online contact form.

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