What’s Up Wednesday: 02/13/19

As of January 31st, there have been 7 crashes and no injuries this year.

It’s that time of year again for flowers, chocolate, and a romantic night out with your special someone. However, while love might be in the air this Valentine’s Day, nothing puts a damper on the evening more than a car accident.

Driving with passengers in the car can make your chances of getting into an accident even higher. Although there’s a saying “there’s safety in numbers,” the same doesn’t quite apply when driving in a car. Studies have shown that drivers with passengers were almost 60 percent more likely to have a car accident than those driving alone. And the likelihood of a crash is more than doubled in the presence of two or more passengers. Distracted driving is one of the largest causes of car accidents, and with each added passenger there are added distractions.

Safe driving may be the best way for us to show loved ones how much we care. Stay focused this Valentine’s Day and don’t let love blind you while driving.