If you have never been to the Lake of the Ozarks for the 4th of July, you are in for a treat! People come from all over to enjoy this Nation’s #1 Recreational Lake (USA Today). That being said, while the Lake can get busy with boats, the roads can also get busy with traffic. Not to mention tragedy can strike when drinking and driving are mixed and there are several holiday functions happening down here where alcohol can be present. That’s not to say you can’t have a good time, our lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are just here to say have a SAFE, but GOOD time. Our auto accident attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks know how scary a car accident can be and nothing can ruin a holiday weekend quicker. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, call Deputy and Mizell today at our Lebanon office at 417-532-2191 or our Camdenton office at 573-346-9990. Keep reading for a few safe driving tips for a busy 4th of July weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks.
No matter what, always pay attention while driving.
There are so many potential distractions from driving out there, such as:
- Radio Changing
- Turning Around to Talk to a Passenger
- Fidgeting with GPS
…etc., but you should always pay attention and avoid doing these things while driving, ESPECIALLY on busy weekends, such as 4th of July weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Don’t ever drive while drunk.
There are options out there for you to designate a sober ride at the Lake of the Ozarks. Take a look at Uber, local Taxi Cabs in the area, call a friend ahead of time to schedule a pickup, or designate one person in your group that will stay sober and drive home. Buzzed driving is also something to be avoided.
Watch your speed and maintain the speed limit.
Law enforcement will be out, likely heavier than normal due to the busy holiday weekend. If you are speeding, there is a good chance you will get pulled over, but not only that, speed limits are there for a reason and it’s to try and everyone drive at a safe speed in an effort to prevent tragic accidents from happening.
Don’t overpack your car with people and make sure everyone is wearing a seatbelt.
It may be tempting when leaving a local water bar to take home more passengers than you came in with, but everyone has GOT to have a seatbelt on, so avoid having too many passengers.
Happy 4th of July Weekend from Deputy and Mizell
We want everyone to have a safe and fun 4th of July weekend! Car accidents can result in extremely serious injuries that often require extensive long-term care for the victims. When these car accidents are caused due to the negligence of another person, victims have the right to seek full and fair compensation for their injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, you should seek the advice of an experienced Missouri Personal Injury Lawyer as soon as possible. Give us a call today.
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