Labor Day Weekend
Labor Day weekend is notoriously one of the most dangerous weekends for Florida car accidents. In fact, according to the National Safety Council (NSC), there are typically more car accidents during the Labor Day weekend than any other holidays except Thanksgiving. According to the NSC, over the past five years three has been an average of 375 deadly car accidents per Labor Day weekend – 37% of which are caused, or at least partially caused, by someone driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
The Labor Day weekend traditionally ends the most dangerous time for boaters in Central Florida and throughout the state. The vast majority of boating accidents and the deaths and injuries they cause occur between the busy Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, and officers have been especially diligent about negligent boaters this summer. Over that period of time this past summer, officers arrested no less than 50 boaters for boating while intoxicated in Central Florida, with half of the arrests happening in Volusia County alone.