November signals the official start of the holiday season and, unfortunately, the rise in drunk driving incidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 40% of traffic related deaths during the holidays are the result of drunk drivers. Between 2-3x more people die in alcohol-related crashes between Thanksgiving and New Year’s than any other time of the year.
More than 54 million people traveled 50 or more miles from home for Thanksgiving 2018. Combined with 16% of adults who admit to drinking more than usual during the holidays, you have a recipe for disaster.