Graduation Day Car Accidents


A graduation is an exciting time that calls for a celebration. Therefore, take the extra steps to prevent accidents and to avoid suffering serious injuries.

Car accidents are unpredictable. When an overwhelming amount of drivers gather in one area, the chance of a collision occurring increases significantly. Keep these safety tips in mind in order to have an accident-free graduation day celebration.

Driving Safety Tips

According to the National Highway Safety Administration, 59% of all fatal accidents are due to drunk driving. While graduation is a day to celebrate, do not get behind the wheels if you’ve had a drink.

  • Have a designated driver
    • A designated, sober driver will allow you to safely get from destination to destination
  • Call a cab
    • Don’t be afraid to call a taxi, Uber, or Lyft
  • Be aware of your surroundings
    • If you see a potential intoxicated driver, immediately report them to authorities
  • Be extra cautious in parking lots
    • Keep an eye out for both cars and pedestrians

Prevent Road Rage

It’s important to drive in a courteous manner and share the road. Traffic may be heavily congested on the way to the commencement ceremony. Frustration and anger can quickly brew while you’re stuck on the road. Nevertheless, being patient and respectful will prevent any road rage accident on graduation day.

  • Move over if someone is tailgating you
  • Use an “I’m sorry” gesture to defuse the situation
  • Plan ahead and allow time for delays during your journey
  • Use your horn sparingly
  • Provide plenty of space for other drivers

Aggressive driving plays a role in 66% of traffic fatalities. In order to avoid any stress, check traffic conditions before heading out. When you’re rushing, speed and erratic driving become a dangerous driving behaviors. Your preparation can make a difference. Leave early to avoid being on a time constraint.

Graduation should be one of the most memorable times for any family. Despite all the fun everyone must be having, your safety is top priority. Should you fall victim to an accident, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. The knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at Bergener Mirejovsky have the resources and experience to help you during your time of need. If you are injured in a graduation day car accident, contact us for a free case review at 1-800-881-2021 any hour of the day. Let us guide you in the right direction to move forward.

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