Take care when driving this Fourth of July

June 25, 2013 12:00 AM

The Fourth of July is cause for celebration across the U.S., which often means millions of drivers are hitting the highway to get to a given destination. With so many motorists on the roads, there is a drastic increase in the number of dangerous accidents July 4, which makes it incredibly important that all car owners are practicing safe habits when behind the wheel. 

A recent study from Allstate found that the Fourth of July is the deadliest day on the road for American drivers. However, there's an easy fix for many of these crashes, and it involves paying more attention to the road. 

"Putting down the phone, never texting while driving and always wearing a safety belt can help make sure that everyone returns home safely after their Independence Day celebrations," said Sanjay Gupta, an executive at Allstate. "It's great to see that teens are evolving in their behavior and perceptions around texting, but our research still found that 39 percent of teen drivers admit to texting behind the wheel and 6 percent say they do it a lot." 

Drivers who want to make sure all of their vehicle features are working in time for Independence Day should bring their car to an auto repair franchise for a tune up or basic car repair. Having a professional examine the ins and outs of your automobile will put your mind at ease while also ensuring your safety tools will be in top condition. 

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