On Thanksgiving Day, three people lost their lives in Hillsborough County, Fla., after a driver traveling northbound in the southbound center lane of I-75 crashed into a car. All three people were under the age of 25. The tragedy once again places a spotlight on the deadly problem of wrong-way driving, which each year claims the lives of about 360 people in the U.S.

Drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs are at a much higher risk for entering a divided highway on the wrong side, so the holiday season is a particularly high-risk period for wrong-way driving — especially at night.

 

 

 

 

Automotive Fleet (2017, November 27). Safety Tip: Guarding Against Wrong-Way Drivers. Retrieved from URL – https://www.automotive-fleet.com/news/story/2017/11/safety-tip-guarding-against-wrong-way-drivers.
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