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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2011 10:09:06 AM


Labor Day Weekend is coming up! Barbecues, parties, and perhaps a few cocktails too. Don’t let them kill you.

According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, the first day of Labor Day Weekend which arrives today, Sept. 2, is the second deadliest day of the year on U.S. roadways. (Thanksgiving Day is the deadliest for roadway fatalities.) In 2009, the year with the most recent data available, 139 crashes occurred (nationwide) during Labor Day weekend, 38% of which involved drivers who had consumed alcohol. 411 people, most of whom probably expected to return to work after their weekend festivities, were killed in those crashes.

During this year's crackdown, which began August 19 and runs through...

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pricewar
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cocktail don't kill you. its that flipping tree
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I didn't
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yes
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yes of course

[Edited by: carinthuist at 9/15/2012 5:44:11 PM EST]
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All safe in this family.
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If you are reading this you made it.
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I made it!!!
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 2:41:10 PM

In a short six mile drive home from church today, I witnessed several people run stop lights, stop signs, and failed to stop pulling out of shopping centers and gas stations. Those idiots are the ones who will be on a future list of fatalities along with any poor soul who happens to be in their path.
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be carefull
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I have to work Sat-Wed :-(
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I am staying in town over the weekend.
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not nice
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 11:33:23 AM

I do business up in tulsa ok ... There are so many wrecks up there (the average Tulsan is 6.9% more likelier to have a wreck than the national average for urban areas) I tune in a traffic report on talk radio before I hit the road...going or coming...to see which streets and interstates are currently open and not closed due to wrecks. That's pathetic.
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not good
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2011 3:22:43 PM

Won't be me I'm staying home.
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2011 7:16:43 PM

going to work for "labor day" :-> pun intended!
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Over the limit, under arrest!
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Stay at home.
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2011 12:06:15 AM

Journey management folks - plan your trip, maintain a safe distance, don't speed, and take frequent breaks to prevent fatigue. Love to see a zero accident Labor day stat.
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2011 12:03:50 AM

just slow down...save some gas and be safe at the same time
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2011 12:01:14 AM

We're all statistics in this country.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2011 11:58:46 PM

I'm already a statistic - unemployed - so I don't need any other notoriety.
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I'm staying home!!!!
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2011 11:49:55 PM

I regard the big holidays as amateur days and stay off the road if I can.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2011 11:49:34 PM

Wasn't planning on it, especially since I'll be hunting for labor on Labor Day.
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ain't a going no-where!
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2011 11:42:50 PM

Don't drive at all. Pig oil is on a rampage. Wait. The sheople love being fleeced.
How truly sad.
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yea
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Police are paroling in Michigan....
Just drive safe...
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Don't drive drunk or ditracted and keep your speeds down.
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Driving is not a right but a privilege, a vehicule is a convenient tool. use it with your brain, therefore make sure your thinking straight BEFORE you get behind the wheel
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Still going to Disneyland
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This is straight forward... Drive with common sense and don;t speed.
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Just say no to alcohol!
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Everyone on the road is an idiot; except me. How about you ?
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2011 11:19:27 PM

ok
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