Thanksgiving a time for family, good cheer — and car accidents

The Office of Traffic Safety has an important message for people driving to a Thanksgiving celebration this weekend: if you try to drive drunk or distracted, you could get a serious fine. That is true any time of year, of course, but law enforcement is stepping up patrols over the holiday weekend, trying to prevent any fatal car accidents due to impaired or distracted drivers.

Hopefully, nobody will be hurt or killed in an auto accident over the holiday period. But if history is any indication, there will be several deadly collisions on the nation’s highways and roads. There were 249 traffic fatalities in the U.S. over Thanksgiving weekend in 2011, according to federal government figures. If you are injured, contact trustworthy accident attorneys in Yuma, AZ.