Coming up for the Memorial Day holiday weekend is the much anticipated Fort Lauderdale’s 3rd Annual Great American Beach Party.
This year’s big event will be held on the 26th of May from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. It’s going to be a long day of friends, family, music, food, contests, food and booze. What we’re trying to avoid during this time is the booze and the driving. This year’s event will be taking place on Fort Lauderdale Beach at Las Olas Boulevard and A1A. It’s a free event and everyone’s invited. We’re asking everyone to be cautious during this time and to designate a driver if drinking in on the agenda. During the Memorial Day holiday weekend, risks for car accidents skyrocket. It’s one of the most dangerous times on our roadways and we typically see a significant increase in the number of alcohol-related accidents in Fort Lauderdale and the nearby areas during this time.
Our Fort Lauderdale car accident attorneys have recently been discussing the risks of car accidents on our roadways during this 3-day weekend. We told you that the National Safety Council (NSC) predicted that more than 400 people were going to die in car accidents across the nation during this time. It was also predicted that another 50,000 people were going to be injured in auto accidents during this time. It’s important for party goers, especially the drinkers, to be cautious through the Memorial Day weekend. Traffic flow on our roadways will increase significantly during this time and we need to adjust our driving habits to compensate for it.
The Fort Lauderdale Beach American Beach Party Lineup:
-Music from The Jake and Elwood Blues Review, Landsharks and headliners from Orlando, Noreena Downey, Across the Universe and Swahili.
-Sand castle building contests, balloons tosses, Twister contests, limbo, hula-hoop contests, face painting, beach water slides, etc. for the kids.
-Vintage cars and an auto show.
-An art show, featuring many popular local chalk artists.
-An exclusive preview of “American Grafitti,” presented by the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.
It’s going to be a wild event and experts predict thousands in attendance. Many will be eating and drinking all day. We’re just asking those drinkers to make sure that they have a safe and sober ride home. Make sure you designate a sober driver, take a taxi or use other public transportation. If you can’t find a sober ride home, then you’re urged to stay at a buddy’s house or to get a hotel room for the night. This time of the year, the Memorial Day weekend especially, brings out a bunch of intoxicated drivers. Don’t become a statistic and plan out your party events before heading out to this year’s event!
If you, a friend or someone in your family has been injured or killed in an alcohol-related car accident in Fort Lauderdale, Fellsmere, Pompano Beach or in any of the surrounding areas, contact the South Florida personal injury attorneys of Freeman, Mallard, Sharp & Gonzalez, LLC to schedule a confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 1-800-561-7777.
More Blog Entries:
MAP-21 to Help Reduce Risks of Drunk Driving Car Accidents in Fellsmere and Elsewhere, Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Attorney Blog, March 23, 2012