National Safety Council Estimates Nearly 400 Fatalities in Car Crashes during Labor Day Weekend

The council has sent out a memo reminding drivers to take extra caution while traveling

The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates 395 people will be killed and an additional 42,300 will be injured in car crashes during the Labor Day holiday weekend, according to a news release. The period for consideration begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 1. They also estimate that 144 lives could be saved over the period by buckling up.

“Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer activities – it should be a time of celebration,” said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of NSC, in the statement. “Unfortunately, this weekend will be a time of tragedy for hundreds of families that experience a preventable fatality on our NSC has given the following recommendations to make for a safer Labor Day weekend: refrain from using cellphones – handheld or hands-free – because there is no safe way to use a cell phone while driving; do not manipulate in-vehicle infotainment systems or electronic devices, including GPS systems, while the vehicle is in motion; make sure all passengers are buckled up and children are in safety seats appropriate for their age and size; allow plenty of travel time to avoid frustration and diminish the impulse to speed; drive defensively and exercise caution, especially during inclement weather; designate a non-drinking driver or plan for alternative transportation, such as a taxi.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Complete Online Safety Training Courses

    Deliver state-of-the art, online safety training courses to your organization with IndustrySafe Training Management Software. Generate reports to track training compliance and automatically notify learners of upcoming or overdue classes.

  • Easy to Use Safety Inspection App

    Conduct inspections on the go with IndustrySafe’s mobile app. Complete safety audits at job sites and remote locations—with or without web access.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Analyze Incident Data and Maintain OSHA Compliance

    Collect relevant incident data, analyze trends, and generate accurate regulatory reports, including OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 logs, through IndustrySafe’s extensive incident reporting and investigation module.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus