June 30th, 2014| This coming Friday, our nation will celebrate its independence. That’s why there will be numerous events taking place across the city of Alameda—including a footrace and parade. The Alameda 4th of July Parade will kick off on Lincoln Avenue and will then travel Park Street and Otis Drive before turning onto Grand Street. Officials have also stated that Encinal Avenue, Central Avenue, and Webster Street will each be closed to traffic beginning at 9 a.m. due to the parade. These aren’t the only streets that will be shut down though, as others will be closed for use as the route for the Mayor’s R.A.C.E. 5K. The event is being held as a fundraiser for the Ralph Appezzato Charity. The Alameda Police Department has issued warnings to local citizens and visitors that these events may cause traffic congestion in the area, which can lead to California car accidents occurring. That’s why our team at Berg Injury Lawyers is offering these tips to 4th of July commuters:
- Plan Ahead– Make sure that no streets along the route you are planning to travel will be closed.
- Leave Early– Allow yourself extra travel time to ensure you are able to make it to your destination in the event you run into traffic.
- Be Patient– A case of road rage will not make traffic progress any faster and will only increase your chances of an accident.
- Buckle Up and Slow Down– Following these protocols behind the wheel will help keep you and your loved ones safe.