Remember to Stay Safe and Sober on the Roads This Holiday Season
The Christmas season is a time for joy. It’s also a time to be safe when driving. More so than any other time of the year in the U.S., drunk driving accidents rise around Christmas and New Year. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that as many as 25,000 traffic injuries during the holiday season will result from drunk or impaired driving. On top of those 25,000 injuries, 1,200 alcohol-related deaths will occur at the same time, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). These statistics (below) from the NHTSA should give you an even better idea as to the dangers, not just during the holidays, but throughout the year. RELATED: Man Claims Dog Was Driving in High-Speed DUI Chase
Of those fatalities, 52 percent occur on Christmas day. The other 57 percent occur on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Both show a significant increase in comparison to the rest of the year.
The solution? It’s simple, really: don’t drink and drive. Use services like Uber and Lyft, or a standard taxi in order to stay safe and stay off the road this holiday season. Even better yet, make sure you have a designated driver to ensure the safest travel to and fro.
While we want you to make the most out of the holidays, we also want you to be safe at the same time. Happy holidays from all of us here at Bold Ride!
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