For many, the holiday season is all about spending time with your beloved friends and family, and spreading the holiday cheer. While this is true, another factor imposes a question on us: “How safe is it to drive during the holiday season?” In fact, the answer may surprise you.
Many holiday gatherings often include plenty of food, as well as alcoholic beverages to help celebrate the season. Unfortunately, the two most beloved seasons, Christmas and New Year’s Eve, are actually some of the two most deadliest times to drive year-round. The National Safety Council further estimated a total of nearly 700 Americans will lose their lives during the holiday season, as stated in their December 2016 Holiday Driving safety notice. The Council further detailed their findings in their 2016 Holiday Fatality Estimates notice. The notice displayed 126 - 355 New Year’s Day fatalities over the past few years.
In addition to the above sources, below are a few suggestions to consider when driving during the holiday season:
Ultimately, the choice is up to you. Many unfortunate souls are lost every year either due to the negligence of someone else, or their own. The first step is to actually want to make the difference. Not only will you be protecting those who ride with you, but those who are around you, as well. Make the change.
If you, or someone you love was harmed in a car accident this holiday season, we can help.
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-- Jack Ter-Saakyan, Esq.
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