The Memorial Day weekend – the most dangerous three days to be driving

California is blessed with great weather and many places to enjoy it.  Three days off work jammed roads and driving distracted can be a deadly combination this weekend.

Memorial Day Weekend brings increased traffic and a sad history of a high number of highway tragedies and the needless loss of life.

“When everything comes together just right like on Memorial Day weekend, we hit the road and unfortunately some of us hit each other,” reports Chris Cochran of the state Office of Traffic Safety.

Law enforcement throughout California will be looking for drivers and passengers who don’t buckle up during the “Click-it or Ticket” seat belt enforcement campaign. They will be on the lookout for drivers and passengers – including passengers in the back seat, day and night.

So when you load up the family in the car this weekend please do so safely.

Buckle up

Eliminate those distractions you can control. (cell phone, texting, eating, grooming, etc.)

Share the road. Watch out for other drivers, riders and pedestrians on the road.

Don’t put your own life at risk, or the life of your family or friends. One needless car wreck can wreck it all.

Bill Daniels is a trial lawyer and shareholder with the law firm of DANIELS LAW in Sherman Oaks, CA.  A graduate of Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, he is a former member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Board of Governors, a founding member of Loyola’s Civil Justice Program and a past president of the Encino Lawyers Association.  Since 2007, he has been named a Southern California “Super Lawyer” by Los Angeles Magazine.  Mr. Daniels focuses his practice on serious personal injury, insurance and employment. For information, visit our website at or contact us through e-mail: