The time between Memorial Day and Labor Day is when most students are on summer vacation, and also a time when car accidents are on the rise. Specifically, it's the fact that younger drivers are more likely to drink and drive that makes their age group so dangerous. Additionally, young drivers lack the experience necessary to drive as safe as possible, and they often drive while distracted.
It should come as no surprise that the holidays are another dangerous time to drive. In addition to there being more cars on the road, some of the deadliest accidents involve heavy trucks traveling at high speeds through Texas. A Dallas truck accident attorney suggests using extreme caution while driving near semi trucks during the holidays or any other time of the year for that matter.
Besides regular calendar holidays, driving on holidays when people commonly drink is also a hazard. Such holidays include Cinco de Mayo, July 4th and St. Patrick's Day. While not an official holiday, drinking is common during the Super Bowl when people are likely to have parties. If there's even a possibility that people might drink more than usual during a holiday, it's best to avoid driving.
While everyone loves the weekend, no one loves the fact that the weekend can sometimes be the most dangerous time to drive. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are when the roads can get busier than usual (except for the weekday rush hour) since more people commonly have the weekend off. Specifically, it's the weekend evening, late night and early morning hours of the weekend that are the most dangerous.