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Memorial Day Crime

40% MEMORIAL DAY CRIME OF DEATHS ARE ALCOHOL RELATED FACTS A DANGEROUS HOLIDAY NATIONWIDE CRIME BEGINS TO RISE ON MEMORIAL DAY EVERY YEAR THE 4 MOST COMMON TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS Shockingly, in addition to being a fun-filled weekend away from work, Memorial Day is one of the most crime-filled holidays on the calendar according to national statistics. 1 SPEEDING DID YOUKNOW? You probably saw this one coming, but failure to obey posted speed limits results in a massive amount of citations each year, not to mention deaths. The bloodiest memorial day on record, was likely the Memorial Day Massacre in 1937. In Chicago, police opened fire on a parade of striking steel workers and their families at the gate of the Republic Steel Company. Fifty people were shot, of whom 10 later died; 100 others were beaten with clubs. DUI DANGERS DISTRACTED 2 DRIVING According to the National Highway Safety Administration, Memorial Day is second for alcohol related deaths while driving, and third in total deaths by car crashes. See the chilling statistics below. This includes driving under the influence of alcohol and using your mobile phone while at the wheel. EQUIPMENT VIOLATIONS http://www.illinoislaborhistory.org/ memorial-day-massacre.htmi Illegal window tints are high on the list. In Texas, many drivers are required to have a front license plate. Failure to follow these equipment rules could get you stopped. CHRISTMAS 259 NEW YEAR'S TAILGATING & 4 IMPROPER LANE CHANGES 297 You may be in a hurry to start relaxing, but keeping your distance and observing the laws could prevent you from having a really bad day. 4TH OF JULY 392 MEMORIAL DAY 397 S MORE INFO http://www.ktre.com/story/224321 00/memorial-day-weekend-dui- statistics I'MONABOAT, AND.. http://www.txdot.gov/inside- txdot/division/traffic/safety/sober- safe/intoxication.html According to the U.S. Coast Guard, Texas ranked 4th last year in boating accidents with 146 and 3rd in fatalities with 31. The leading cause of boating fatalities is boating while intoxicated. http://www.bexar.org/da/dwi.html BRODEN&MICKELSEN ATTORNEYS ยท AT -LAW Created by Broden & Mickelsen, 2014

Memorial Day Crime

shared by globerunner on May 26
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Memorial Day is a holiday of remembrance. But it also marks a season of crime (summer) and leads to many arrests such as DWI's and BWI's.

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