Tips for having a safe 4th of July

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Posted on July 03, 2016

One of the scariest truths that our country has come to know is that our beloved nation’s birthday, a holiday we celebrate freedom and the pursuit of happiness, it is also one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to drunk driving crashes.


This is the dark side of this lit up holiday that no one likes to hear. Fourth of July is right in the middle of what highway patrol calls the “100 Deadliest Days” of summer, and this holiday, year after year, continues to prove that to be true.


To assure safety for drivers on their way home from watching fireworks or leaving the BBQ, highway patrol in South Carolina are cracking down on DUI checkpoints this holiday weekend.  


Great ideas to keep in mind while you’re celebrating our country’s Independence Day are:


Drink OR drive. Not both.


It’s always a great time to celebrate with friends and family at a BBQ or picnic, and watch fireworks to celebrate our freedom, but keep in mind that you have to get home somehow!

  • Decide ahead of time if you are going to be driving yourself home or calling an Uber.
  • If you live far away, make plans to stay the night someplace close.
  • Hand over your keys. It’s never a bad idea to let a sober friend or family member drive you home!


Look out for each other.


If you see any suspicious driving, call Highway Patrol and report it. Help keep the roads clear of intoxicated drivers, and protect fellow drivers on their way home.


We care for you.


At Popowski, Callas & Shirley, we understand that victims of drunk drivers often feel violated and sometimes suffer psychological injuries. Our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to getting you the best compensation and medical support possible.


We hope you and your family have a fun 4th of July, but remember to be safe and make wise decisions!






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