Thanksgiving Eve Considered Deadliest Holiday to be on the Roads

Millions are traveling home to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends.
And the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving is often associated with drinking and can be a big night for the bars. 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has some tips to ensure you get home safe.
Most importantly- plan ahead and designate a sober driver before the first drink. Plan to use public transportation, a taxi, ride share service, or your community's sober ride program to get home safely. And, if you see a drunk driver on the road, contact local law enforcement. Whether riding or driving, always wear your seat belt. The police department gives a few reasons why you should never drive drunk.

Sgt. Mark Buschena: "Drunk driving faces arrest, loss of license, fines, jail time, increased insurance rates, attorney fees and a very real risk of getting in a crash where someone gets injured or killed. It's just not worth it."

From 2012 to 2016, over 800 people died in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday period, making it the deadliest holiday to be on the roads.
 


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