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July 3, 2019 – With record numbers of motorists on the road for July 4th holiday travel, AAA is urging drivers to focus on safe driving.
In 2017, 11 people died and 385 were seriously injured in Oklahoma during the 5-day Independence Day holiday period, according to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO).
Six of those fatalities involved alcohol and/or drug impaired drivers. Three pedestrians and a motorcyclist riding without a helmet also died.
In addition to always buckling up, avoid these “4 Ds”:
Thirty-five people died in Oklahoma in 2017, and more than 8,600 crashes were attributed to distracted driving, according to OHSO. AAA urges friends and families to discuss how to stay in touch without taking distracted driving risks. July 4th gatherings are a great place to get everyone to pledge to not drive “intexticated” – just as you promise each other not to drive intoxicated. Electronic pledging can occur at AAA.com/DontDriveDistracted.
Pedestrian deaths have also become an issue in Oklahoma during this summer holiday. Both drivers and pedestrians share blame and can take these precautions:
AAA projects nearly 49 million Americans will travel this Independence Day, the highest Fourth of July travel volume on record since AAA began tracking holiday travel 19 years ago. Allow extra time to get to destinations and pack extra patience!
Who's in the Driver's Seat? The Transformation of Transportation
On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, AAA and TEDx Wilmington held the first TEDx Salon dedicated to ideas worth spreading in transportation.
This event had:
This TEDx WilmingtonSalon was organized in partnership with AAA
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