Avoid Jail Time Memorial Weekend
According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), more than 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home for this Memorial Day weekend. The Memorial Day holiday period is defined as being from Thursday, May 25th through Monday, May 29th. We want you to be aware that all of these extra cars on the road can lead to accidents.
Here are a few tips for staying safe while traveling this weekend:
•Allow extra time to get to your final destination.
•Pay attention to the road. Watch out for aggressive drivers.
•Take frequent breaks.
•Pay extra attention in construction zones. The slower speed limits are there for a reason, to keep you and the workers safe.
•Don’t run red lights. Be aware that other drivers might run red lights so wait an extra second or two before proceeding into the intersection.
•Don’t drink and drive.
Road rage can increase when traffic increases. Road rage, defined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is when a driver “commits moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property; an assault with a motor vehicle or other dangerous weapon by the operator or passenger of one motor vehicle on the operator or passengers of another motor vehicle.” More drivers on the road lead to more aggressive driving by some drivers. Tempers flare due to traffic back-ups and people lose their patience. Take your time and be patient.
Be aware that there are more DUI checkpoints during a holiday weekend. According to AAA, a DUI checkpoint, also known as a sobriety checkpoint, is where police officers set up on a road and randomly stop vehicles or stop all vehicles to check for impaired drivers. These checkpoints increase during a holiday.
In Florida, the click it or ticket national seat belt enforcement mobilization is in full force from May 22nd through June 4th. This campaign focuses on safety and enforcing the law to help save lives. Police officers can ticket drivers and passengers for not wearing seat belts. Drivers can also be ticketed if a child is not properly restrained.
If you get arrested…
If you or a loved one is arrested and charged with road rage, DUI, child endangerment, or any other charge, please call our bail bond agency at 407-425-7200 or 407-425-3303 to start the bail bond process. A bail bond agent is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year including all holidays.
Our bail bond agents at 49th Street Bail Bonds are experienced and knowledgeable. We are here to help you navigate the ins and outs of the bail bond process. Our agents can assist you with paperwork, explain the bail bond process, and answer questions regarding the criminal justice system.
If you are in Google and searching for “a bailbondsman near me” or “a bail office near me to bond from jail” we highly recommend you call us at 727-592-000. We are THE bondsman on 49th. Our office is minutes from the 49th Street Jail (Pinellas County Jail) and we serve all of Pinellas County including St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Indian Rocks Beach and surrounding areas. Stay sober this weekend and avoid jail time, but if you are in need please don’t hesitate to call us!