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Happy Fourth of July!

Written by Todd Clay. Posted in Research Last Updated: 07/12/2014

All of us at Car Insurance Guidebook wish you a happy and safe Fourth of July.

Fourth of July

Have a great Fourth of July!

Fourth of July is one of the highlights of the summer. The barbeques, getting together with friends and family, and celebrating our nation’s independence with fireworks all make for one fun-filled day. But while you celebrating tomorrow; don’t forget about your safety and the safety of those around you.

Skip the Drinking and Driving This Fourth of July

Between the already increased level of distractions that you face as a driver on this day and the increase in officers patrolling the streets for drunks, this would be a really good day to have a designated driver selected in advance. If you don’t have the luxury of a designated driver, then this would be an excellent day to indulge in non-alcoholic beverages.

Because if you get caught driving drunk or you cause a fatal car accident while you are driving drunk, not only are you going to see higher car insurance premiums you could also be celebrating next Fourth of July in jail.

Fourth of July Road Hazards

As a driver your attention level has to be running on all cylinders while you drive on the Fourth of July because of the increase in road hazards. Between kids running around at barbeques, intoxicated revelers, and people lighting fireworks off in the street you just never know what obstacles you will be met with when you turn the corner.

Stop and Enjoy the Fourth of July Show

Never ever try to drive and watch a fireworks show at the same time, you are just asking for trouble.  Not only is it never a good thing to try and multi-task while you are driving, the element of awe that fireworks have make it impossible to be able to do something else at the same time. And you may quickly find that the driver in front of you is having the same distraction issues when they slam on their brakes while you aren’t paying attention.

So, if you find yourself on the road when the main firework display from your city has started, pull over and just enjoy it. If you can’t stop or you don’t want to stop then roll up the windows, turn up the stereo and keep your eyes on the road to keep yourself and everyone else safe this Fourth of July.

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Todd Clay

Todd Clay is a former insurance agent with the largest insurance company in the United States. He earned his Bachelor’s from the University of Texas. He’s worked in several fields but has specialized in insurance, financial-related information, and technology. He blogs at Car Insurance Guidebook.

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