July 4th Car Crashes More Deadly than all Shark Attacks on Record

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The National Safety Commission and Lowest Price Traffic School are calling on all Americans to remember the importance of safe driving practices during this heavily traveled holiday weekend.

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The number of crash fatalities that will occur on July 4th is more than all of the confirmed, unprovoked shark attack fatalities ever recorded worldwide

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL July 4th is quickly approaching and people are starting to make their plans for the Holiday weekend. As part of that preparation, the National Safety Commission (NSC) and its online traffic school partner, Lowest Price Traffic School, are calling on all Americans to remember the importance of safe driving practices. NSC's July 4th Weekend Awareness Campaign urges adult and teen drivers to be extra vigilant this holiday week-end.

Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rank July 4th as one of the deadliest holidays for traffic related deaths. Historically, over 600 people are killed each year in automobile accidents on July 4th, half of which are the result of alcohol related crashes.

"The number of crash fatalities that will occur on July 4th is more than all of the confirmed, unprovoked shark attack fatalities ever recorded worldwide," says NSC President Ken Underwood.

Here are some simple things you can do to keep from being a statistic:

1. Wear a seat belt.

2. Volunteer to be a designated driver.

3. Be aware of distractions, including cell phone usage.

4. Take a break at the first sign of drowsiness.

As part of the campaign, NSC is offering teen drivers its monthly newsletter free for the month of July at http://www.LowestPriceTrafficSchool.com. The mission of the National Safety Commission is to offer the highest quality driver education available in the industry at an affordable price. For more information on NSC's July 4th Weekend Awareness Campaign, please visit http://www.NationalSafetyCommission.com or http://www.LowestPriceTrafficSchool.com.

Contact:

Jennifer Mons, PR Director

National Safety Commission

1-888-668-4337

http://www.NationalSafetyCommission.com

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