Holidays are Fast Approaching: Make a Commitment to Safe Driving
The holidays are a busy time as we spend time with family and friends. Statistics show that the 35 days between Thanksgiving and New Years are the busiest long-distance-travel period of the year. Many drivers travel 50 miles or more away from their hometown – more than any other time in the year.
This is also one of the most dangerous times to be on the road. According to a national study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more than 100 people die per day in car accidents across the US. The ten deadliest days are around holidays are Dec. 23 through Jan. 1.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), around 30 people are killed each day in the United States in crashes involving a drunk driver. That’s more than one per hour.
Of course, every person is different and alcohol affects everyone differently. Still, knowing what kind of impact a few drinks can have on your ability to drive might someday save a life, possibly your own.
It is important to be aware of the increased risks around the holidays and to prepare accordingly. Always make a plan if you are attending holiday festivities.
The best thing that you can do this holiday season to ensure your safety and the safety of others around you, including your own passengers, is to make a commitment to drive sober.
If you do decide to drink during the holidays, pace yourself. Don’t have more than one drink per hour, and make every other drink a nonalcoholic one. Pick a designated driver to get you home safely.
Many business’s now offer designated driver services, or taxis or even the very popular service Uber rides.
At Members AutoChoice we want everyone to have a safe and happy holiday season, so please think before you drink and drive.
We wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season!